Enhance your classroom teaching

This online master’s program is designed for science and math educators in grades 7-12 who want to gain advanced pedagogical skills to become more effective teachers. Starting in Fall 2019, you can select either the Integrated Option or the Chemistry Option of the program, based on the expertise and qualifications you need for your classroom or school. 

The integrated option provides graduate course experience across disciplines while also focusing on a Major Emphasis in your choice of the following endorsement areas: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Physics/Physical Science.

The chemistry option (starting Fall 2019) is geared toward chemistry teachers who want a greater focus on chemistry within their graduate degree. 

Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree and a teaching certificate with an endorsement in biology, math, chemistry, physics or physical science.

Career Opportunities

Through the program, you can strengthen your area of specialization or expand your knowledge of content in multiple disciplines to enhance your curriculum and improve your teaching effectiveness for students.

Completion of specific coursework in this program may qualify you to teach dual-credit, as established by the Higher Learning Commission. For information about dual-credit qualifications, contact the program coordinator at msedsci@unk.edu

"I know that I really love the science part of teaching and I was really happy to see that there was an online option for me where I could get more into the part that I love. With the Science/Math education program you get kind of the best of both worlds. I expanded my background knowledge in science content and then also gained more ideas for effective teaching methods."

Michelle Frys

M.S.Ed. Science/Math Education

Accreditation

UNK is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Science/Math Education M.S.Ed. program has special accreditations from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation and the Nebraska Department of Education.

Benefits of a Master's Degree

A graduate degree helps you advance your career by qualifying for higher positions with additional leadership opportunities. The median salary for those with master’s degrees is 16% higher than for those with an undergraduate degree, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.