Master of Science in Mathematics and Science Education


The Graduate School, through the School of Urban Education and the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences, offers an interdisciplinary program leading to a Master of Science in Mathematics and Science Education (M.S.M.S.E.). This program provides a solid background in mathematics and science principals for application within formal and/or informal classroom settings.  It includes a core of professional education and educational research courses and electives to be selected based on the student’s interest and background. The M.S.M.S.E. program is designed for certified and practicing teachers and others with degrees or work experience in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) who wish to enhance their subject matter knowledge and skill in science and math. It includes a core of professional education courses, educational research courses, and electives in math and science. The M.S.M.S.E.  students are required to complete a final research or capstone project on a STEM topic.

*This program is not designed for standard teacher certification.

All M.S.M.S.E. students must complete a total of 30 credit hours for the degree. The total includes 9 credit hours of Research Core Courses along with 6 credit hours in  in Professional Education Core Courses.  Student must also take 15 hours in approved graduate-level electives in (MSE) math and science courses offered through the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences. No more than 12 credit hours may be taken at the 6000 level. Because the M.S.M.S.E. is an interdisciplinary program between the School of Urban Education and the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences, students in this program are jointly advised by the Graduate Program Advisor in the School of Urban Education and by an advisor in the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences.

M.S.M.S.E. Research Core Courses (9 credit hours)

  • Educ 7153, Techniques of Research and Evaluation
  • Educ 7183, Statistical Methods for Research I
  • Educ 7913, Research and Paper

M.S.M.S.E. Professional Education Core (6 credit hours - students must choose 2 of the following)

  • Educ 7043, Introduction to Educational Technology
  • Educ 7053, Instructional Design and Curriculum Integration
  • Educ 7073, History of American Education
  • Educ 7143, Parent, Child Development and Culture
  • Educ 6403, Education of the Exceptional Child
  • Educ 7973, Seminar: Educational Leadership
  • Educ 7973, Seminar: Instructional Methods for Educators
  • Educ 7973, Seminar: Urban Education

Math and Science Courses (15 credit hours) 

  • Consists of MSE courses offered through the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences.