Overview - EdS in Secondary Education (Science Certification)

Science Students

Program at a Glance

Delivery Format - Online

Number of Credit Hours - 33

Tuition per Hour - $420

Fees - $10 graduate College of Education fee (per hour)

Accreditation - National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

Application Deadline - Applications accepted year round

Required for Entrance - Master's-level teaching certificate

Programs, courses and tuition subject to change.

The Educational Specialist (EdS) in Secondary Education Science online degree program is designed to prepare science teachers to become leaders in teaching science in their local settings, in providing professional development in science, and in the administration of science departments by enhancing professional competencies. Emphasis is placed on the National and State Science Education Standards. 

Current secondary education teachers who earn the degree may be eligible for teacher certification at the specialist level in the following teaching fields: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or General Science. Those who complete the program will acquire knowledge that will assist them in becoming nationally board-certified teachers.

This program can also serve as a bridge for those interested in eventual completion of a science education doctorate. Graduates of the EdS program will have developed the expertise to facilitate positive change at the secondary or postsecondary levels serving in such positions as mentor teachers, curriculum specialists, resource teachers, adjunct and full-time professors, or science content administrators.

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