Master of Science: Science or Mathematics Education – Online

Two flexible concentrations for science and mathematics educators

Oregon State University offers a Master of Science (M.S.) in either Science Education or Mathematics Education entirely online.The M.S. in science or mathematics education equips professional educators with abilities to facilitate learning in formal and informal environments. This degree also gives professionals in non-formal learning environments an opportunity to take an active role in science, mathematics and technology-focused educational experiences.

You can focus in School-Based Education (K-12) or Free-Choice Learning. School-Based Education is ideal for practicing mathematics or science teachers who would like to specialize in advanced STEM education. Free-Choice Learning is ideal for teachers or professionals who provide informal education in science museums, zoos, aquariums or similar free-choice learning environments.

The two concentrations share core classes, so whether you teach in formal or informal settings, you'll discuss curriculum, assessment and research across different educational environments and learner ages.

Upon completion of the Master of Science in Science Education or Mathematics Education, you will be able to:

  • Conduct research or produce other forms of creative work
  • Demonstrate mastery of subject matter
  • Conduct scholarly or professional activities in an ethical manner

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This is not a teacher licensure program

In compliance with an agreement with the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission for participation in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), Oregon State University provides information regarding professional licensure through distance education. The courses and programs, delivered online by OSU Ecampus, are not formally approved for professional licensure outside of the state of Oregon.

To determine whether these courses or programs meet licensure requirements in your state, you must contact the appropriate licensing board(s). Visit our license disclosure webpage for each state's contact information.

Alabama residents notice

State authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of teachers or other P-12 school/system personnel does not indicate eligibility for an Alabama teaching certificate. Applicants for an Alabama certificate based on reciprocity must meet Alabama's test requirements and submit a valid, renewable professional educator certificate/license issued by another state at the degree and grade level, and in the teaching field or area of instructional support for which an Alabama certificate is sought, and for which Alabama issues a certificate. In addition, administration area certificate applicants in Alabama must document at least three years of full-time employment as an administrator in a P-12 school system(s). For the latest information on certification in the state of Alabama, please visit the Alabama Department of Education.

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