Science Education MA

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Primarily Online | 30 Credits | 2 Years
  • Designed for practicing K-12 science teachers; elective credits can also be used towards obtaining endorsements in earth science, physics, chemistry or computer science
  • The only distance education program in Iowa focused on science educators
  • Build a strong foundation in science content knowledge to complement research-based pedagogical practices 
  • Learn how to teach science in a way that helps students construct their knowledge within an inquiry framework, aligned with the Next Generation Science Education Standards 

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As an Online & Distance Education student, you’ll have a dedicated Enrollment Contact and Program Coordinator to assist you with registering for classes, navigating the course sequence and billing process, preparing for graduation and much more.

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Dawn Del Carlo

Program Coordinator

Professor, Chemistry, Biology and Science Education
SciEdGradCoord@uni.edu
319-273-3296

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Jamie Anderson

Enrollment Contact

jamie.anderson@uni.edu
319-273-7206

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Our graduates are prepared to:
  • Continue on in the classroom as highly qualified practitioners 
  • Move into administrative or state agency roles
  • Pursue additional graduate work (Ph.D. or Ed.D.)
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Delivered Primarily Online

Designed for in-service teachers, the program format and schedule provides the convenience and flexibility to fit into your busy life. Using a cohort model, groups of students complete the core coursework together over a two-year period. 

Additional electives are taken concurrently or in subsequent semesters in order to complete the program. It is not recommended that full-time teachers take more than 3-4 credits of graduate coursework per semester during the academic year.

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Individualized Support Services

Throughout every step of your program, you'll have a dedicated team of support staff ready to assist you. You'll also have access to UNI services such as:

  • Personalized academic advising
  • Support from Financial Aid, Career Services and Rod Library staff
  • Academic support and tutoring opportunities from the Learning Center
  • Access to student accessibility services and staff
  • Technical support assistance
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Students must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university to be admitted. Along with the application, students must submit:

  • applicant statement
  • resume
  • letter of recommendation
  • writing sample
  • official transcripts, sent directly to the Office of Admissions

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Scholarships Available

Online & Distance Education offers scholarships to UNI teaching alumni who enroll in a degree-seeking graduate program at a distance.

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Delivery of this program is contingent on a sufficient number of students being accepted into the program. 

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