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Science Education (preparation 7-12)

Syracuse University

12 months
31212 USD/year
31212 USD/year
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Advances in science and technology have revolutionized the way we live. Science teachers from Syracuse University rise to the challenge of helping students learn the processes, skills and body of scientific knowledge necessary to excel in our technological world. The Science Education (preparation 7-12) program is offered by 


Key facts

The M.S. in Science Education (preparation 7-12) leads to New York State teacher certification grades 7-12. Our certification programs combine multiple diverse field experiences with campus-based coursework, emphasizing theoretical and practical knowledge in research-based science teaching and learning in four subject areas:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Physics

Why Science Education at Syracuse University?

  • Complete your degree in one year of full-time study – no teaching experience or certification needed!
  • Prepares students for teaching diverse students in 21st century classrooms. From experiences in university classrooms, online, and in schools and communities, you will learn to design inclusive, culturally relevant pedagogy for all students.
  • Faculty members of this program are specialists and are highly interested in educational theory and research in the field of science education.
  • Participate in EDU Sims, which are standardized simulations of common interactions in classroom and school environments to help you identify your strengths and develop your professional skills.
  • Strong collaborative ties with the faculty in the science departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. You will continue to develop your content knowledge and inquiry skills through a mentored science research experience and coursework in the nature of science.
  • Each semester centers on an intensive field placement in a middle or high school setting to provide rich teaching experience with youth from diverse backgrounds.
  • Take part in School of Education short-term study abroad programs around the world. Through the Himan Brown Fellowship, School of Education students are also eligible for exclusive funding to support study abroad experiences.
  • Small student cohorts and a highly engaged alumni network mean you get to know your teachers and peers who will become your lifelong colleagues.


Syracuse University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Student Teaching/Candidacy/Science
  • Understanding Learning and Teaching 
  • Issues in Educating English Language Learners 
  • Literacy Across the Curriculum -
  • Methods and Curriculum in Teaching/Science
  • Assessment and Data-driven Instruction/Science 
  • The Nature of Science in Science Education 
  • Curriculum Problems in Science
  • Science Research Experience 
  • Adapting Instruction for Diverse Student Needs
  • Safe and Healthy Learning Environments

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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36 alternative credits


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General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
  • An science content area major or a 30-credit major equivalent determined via transcript review:
  • Biology certification
  • Chemistry certification
  • Earth Science certification
  • Physics certification
  • Official transcript of all undergraduate and graduate study.
  • Competitive scores on one of the following admissions entrance exams: Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • A personal essay describing the candidate’s beliefs about student learning, commitment to diversity, enthusiasm for learning, willingness to foster collaboration, and ethics.
  • 3 letters of recommendation from professors and/or employers.
  • Prior experiences working with youth.
  • Resume or CV.
  • Interview encouraged.
  • Applicants with or without existing New York State teacher certification may apply; however, students must have NO existing certification in their science content area of interest.

Tuition Fee

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935 - 1370 USD /month
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Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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