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Science Teaching

Choose science and education courses in order to gain additional knowledge in chemistry, earth science, elementary school science, life science or physics to refresh your approach in the classroom.

Science Teaching – Graduate Certificate

Designed for teachers of all backgrounds – from K12 teachers to museum professionals – the Science Teaching online graduate certificate program at Montana State allows science educators of all backgrounds to gain knowledge and competence in one of five specialized content areas. Offered through the National Teachers Enhancement Network, the Science Teaching graduate certificate is offered completely online so that busy professionals are able to stay abreast on new topics in science and pedagogy while maintaining their busy working schedules. With instructors that are experts in their fields teaching each class, students can rest assured that the coursework is rigorous, content-focus and specifically designed for teachers.






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Work-Life Balance
Livability has previously ranked Bozeman as one of its Best Places to Live four years in a row, including the #1 best place to live in Montana, calling the city a "tech-savvy, economically vibrant, highly educated city on the grow" with year-round natural attractions.

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A Legacy of Excellence
The National Teachers Enhancement Network has been providing educators with high-quality online since courses since 1993, a legacy of excellence that spans over 25 years.

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Nature’s Laboratory
MSU students make Montana, including nearby Yellowstone National Park, their classroom, laboratory and playground.




Fund Your Education

Academic Technology & Outreach at Montana State is dedicated to helping students secure funding during their time at MSU. Some resources MSU offers includes:

Additionally, students within the National Teachers Enhancement Network may have additional funding opportunities available. Please reach out to Academic Technology & Outreach for more information.

Distance Learning

Montana State’s graduate certificate in Science Education is designed to accommodate educators who wish to advance their education while staying in the classroom by offering an online learning experience so that teachers are able to maintain their busy professional lives in their communities and apply their learnings in real time.

Courses are 100% online and asynchronous, so students can log in at any time to complete coursework based off of their busy schedules. Should a student be interested, several field experience courses are available should they wish to gain hands-on lab experience in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.




Admissions Requirements

Each program within the Graduate School at Montana State has its own particular requirements for admission, and the Science Teaching certificate program is not different. To ensure that you start your application on the right foot, please review the admissions requirements for the Science Teaching certificate program. This includes any additional deadlines that Academic Technology & Outreach may have aside from the Graduate School, which does practice rolling admissions.