24 months
575 USD/credit
575 USD/credit
575 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts in Science Teaching (MAST) program at Northern Arizona University is designed to help you enhance your science content knowledge and pedagogical skills. 

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Are you a science teacher who enjoys keeping up with all the latest scientific discoveries? Would you like to learn more about how to effectively teach your students? If so, then Northern Arizona University can help.

All programs of study are designed to meet your specific needs, whether it is to fill in knowledge gaps, expand content understandings in an area of strength, or help to gain an endorsement in a new area of science.

For practicing secondary science teachers

The Master of Arts in Science Teaching (MAST) program at Northern Arizona University is a rigorous online program designed for practicing teachers to deepen their knowledge of the content and to enhance their classroom practice through a focus on research-based teaching strategies that make science accessible to learners. The program is unique in that it focuses solely on science education allowing students to be part of a supportive group of high-achieving science teachers taught by faculty who specialize and conduct research in science education.

With further education, one of these paths is possible:

  • More effective high school educator
  • More effective middle school educator
  • Science education leader
  • Further academic study (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D.)

Programme Structure

Student Learning Outcomes

The Learner & Learning:

  • Learner Development. 
  • Learning Differences. 
  • Learning Environments.


  • Content Knowledge. 
  • Application of Content. 

Instructional Practice

  • Assessment. 
  • Planning for Instruction.
  • Instructional Strategies. 

Professional Responsibility

  • Professional Learning and Ethical Practice. 
  • Leadership and Collaboration. 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have earned a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 out of a 4.0 scale for their bachelor’s degree to be considered for regular admission. Admitted students are expected to have undergraduate educational experiences, including general education studies, that are similar to those required for a baccalaureate at Northern Arizona University.
    • Applicants who have earned their degree(s) from an international institution must submit official transcripts directly from the university or college. The transcripts must be in the original language of the country accompanied by an English translation. If the degree awarded and the date of award is not on the transcripts, applicants must also include a separate degree certificate document.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    575 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 575 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    575 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 575 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    575 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 575 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.



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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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