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Science in Education

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

Expand your teaching skills in STEM.

Deepen your understanding of science with Lesley University’s online master’s in science education. Our hands-on, interactive program allows you to engage in scientific investigations and engineering problems while you develop your content, knowledge, teaching skills, and assessment strategies. You’ll learn how to apply what you learn to your current classroom, bringing new skills and approaches that improve content delivery and help your students succeed.

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

This program features a curriculum that combines a comprehensive survey of science content with strategies for assessment, retention, equitable learning, and more. With coursework grounded in the latest educational theory, you’ll study topics like:

  • Physical science
  • STEM
  • Life science
  • Earth and space
  • Research
  • Mechanics

You can also choose relevant electives that help you specialize your learning in areas like green chemistry, robotics, and sustainable engineering, so you’ll get experience that prepares you for the 21st-century classroom. When you take a hands-on, inquiry-based approach to teaching elementary and middle school science, you can broaden the minds of your students and motivate them to achieve.

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Program Structure

100% Online

33 Credits, Accelerated 8-week Terms
What are the benefits of earning a degree online?

Because this program is offered in a convenient online format, you have the flexibility to study when and where you want. You’ll learn in a virtual community that supports you, with interactive elements like chats and discussion forums that keep you connected. 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.

National average salary for teachers.
Graduates with master's degrees in education enjoy excellent employment opportunities, with average salaries of over $60,000 a year, according to the National Education Association.

Source: National Education Association, Ranking of the States 2019 and Estimates of School Statistics 2020 (July 2020)
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 2021-2022 academic year.
Science in Education
  • Tuition
    $650/credit x 33
  • Fees
    Technology Fees
    Registration Fees
    Map ePortfolio Fee
    Degree Completion Fee
  • Total
Estimated Cost

Review all graduate tuition and fees, and what they cover.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

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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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