Wayne State College

Science Education Master's Degree

Courses for the online master's program in Science Education

Degree offered: Master of Science in Education (MSE) - Curriculum & Instruction-Instructional Leadership/Science Education
Credit hours: 36

All courses are available online. Students will take a mixture of core education courses, courses for the science emphasis area, and electives.

Professional education core: 12 credit hours

  • EDU 603 Introduction to Educational Research and Design (3)
  • EDU 652 Instructional Theory and Practice (3)
  • EDU 658 Fundamentals of Curriculum Development PK-16  (3)
  • EDU 674 History and Philosophy of Education (3)

Science education concentration: 15-21 credit hours

Must take at least one course in each of the following areas:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Physics

Additional courses must be in the above areas including courses with NAT prefix.

Electives: 3-9 credit hours

600 level or above


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Licensing and Certification: This program is designed for teachers who are already certified in this content area as an opportunity to go deeper into their specialty while simultaneously earning a master’s degree. This program does not meet initial certification/licensure requirements through the Nebraska Department of Education. It has not been determined if this program meets requirements for all other states. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Nebraska, please check that state's licensing board to determine their licensing requirements. Learn more.