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Science in Education

Online Master of Education (M.Ed.): Professional Licensure or Non-Licensure

Invigorate your science teaching skills.

If you're a classroom teacher or curriculum specialist responsible for elementary or middle school science education and want to improve your teaching, this hands-on, interactive program is designed for you. Not only will you engage in scientific investigations, you'll develop new content knowledge, curriculum design skills, and assessment strategies. 

REGISTER: M.Ed. in Education Virtual Information Session

Learn how to integrate STEM content areas, use local environmental issues as an authentic learning experience, and examine how educational research translates into classroom practice. With new skills and approaches, you'll broaden the minds of your students and inspire them to greater success.

You'll take a variety of core courses in subjects that include life science, earth and space science, assessment, equitable learning, and more. You'll also choose electives such as green chemistry, natural disasters, great diseases, robotics, or sustainable engineering, to further specialize your learning.

In its convenient online format, this program gives you the flexibility to study when and where you want, with interactive elements that keep you connected to a supportive virtual community. And with access to the latest online learning tools and educational resources, you can be sure you’re getting everything a Lesley education has to offer.

You can take this program for Massachusetts Professional Teacher Licensure (Elementary 1-6 or General Science 5-8) or as a non-licensure program.

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Program Structure

100% Online

33 Credits, Accelerated 8-week Terms
National average salary for teachers.
Graduates with master's degrees in education enjoy excellent employment opportunities, with average salaries of over $65,000 a year. In Massachusetts, the average was $86,755.

Source: National Education Association, Ranking of the States 2021 and Estimates of School Statistics 2022 (April 2022)
The degree employers are looking for.
Lesley graduates go on to rewarding careers in public and private schools, charter schools, and beyond. That's because our programs are ranked #1 for preparing teachers with the skills Massachusetts employers are seeking, including:
"I was able to combine my background in science with my master's degree program in Science in Education at Lesley to bring an informed presence into the classroom."
Susan Potenza ’10, 7th Grade Life Science Teacher, Atlanta, Georgia
Important Licensure Information

All Lesley University educator licensure programs comply with current Massachusetts educational requirements, as specified. In addition, Massachusetts participates in the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement, which makes it possible for an educator to have their Massachusetts license/s recognized across the United States. Depending on your professional goals, where you reside or plan to teach, and the licensure structures that exist within that state, there are diverse pathways to licensure that may be relevant. In accordance with Lesley University’s institutional participation in SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement) and with federal regulations, Lesley University strongly encourages prospective applicants who intend to pursue licensure in a state other than Massachusetts review the Lesley University Licensure and Credentialing page for more information.

Graduate Science and Mathematics Education Programs


Total approximate cost for this master's degree program. Tuition and fees are for the 2023-2024 academic year.
Science in Education
  • Tuition
    $750/credit x 33
  • Fees
    Map ePortfolio Fee
    Comprehensive Fee
  • Total
Estimated Cost

All graduate students are reviewed for merit scholarships through the admissions process and are awarded at the time of acceptance. Other forms of financial aid are also available. Review all graduate tuition and fees, and what they cover. Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective in the Summer term.

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Your degree is an investment, and we're committed to ensuring its value. That's why we offer the best teacher education in Massachusetts at competitive tuition rates.
We are committed to providing you with opportunities to support your academic goals. Federal aid and a variety of other options can help make your education more affordable.

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