Northern Arizona University

Science Teaching

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Northern Arizona University offers a Master in Arts Degree in Science Teaching. This 30-credit hour program (12 credits in science education, 15 credits in graduate-level science content, and 3 credits of thesis or project coursework) is offered at our Flagstaff campus. It can be taken on either a part-time or full-time basis. For full-time students, graduate assistantships are available. The program is designed for practicing teachers and those interested in teaching community college who have significant coursework in a science field. Program completion coursework is flexible and can be “customized” for your individual needs. The program allows students who want to broaden or deepen their science content knowledge to do so by taking graduate-level science coursework. A final thesis or a project must be completed. The program is unique in that it focuses solely on science education allowing students to be part of a supportive cohort of high-achieving science teachers taught by faculty who specialize and conduct research in science education. We strive to provide a cutting-edge, high-quality program that will utilize your professional experiences and build upon your content knowledge to become a highly effective secondary teacher and leader. Application deadlines are July 15 and November 15 for the Fall and Spring semesters.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Ron Gray
Assistant Professor and Graduate Coordinator
Northern Arizona University

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