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.). The M.S.M.S.E. is a research and/or project-based program designed to provide a solid background in mathematics and science principles and their application in the classroom. 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 intended for, but not limited to, certified and practicing teachers 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. degree program is not designed to lead to standard teacher certification.

The M.S.M.S.E. program requires students to complete a research or capstone project. The research project consists of a series of research-related coursework that includes the preparation of an approved proposal and a final research/capstone project in the final year of the program.

All M.S.M.S.E. students must complete a total of 30 credit hours for the degree. The total includes 18 credit hours of core education courses along with 12 credit hours in approved graduate-level electives in 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. Core Courses (18 credit hours)

  • Educ 7123, Advanced Child and Adolescent Growth & Development
  • Educ 7043, Introduction to Educational Technology or
    Educ 7053, Instructional Design and Curriculum Integration
  • Educ 7153, Techniques of Research and Evaluation
  • Educ 7173, Research Proposal
  • Educ 7183, Statistical Methods for Research I
  • Educ 7913, Research and Paper

M.S.M.S.E. Math and Science Courses (12 credit hours)

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