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Science Teaching

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

Science Teaching – Online Graduate Certificates

Designed for teachers of all backgrounds – from K-12 teachers to museum professionals – the Science Education online graduate certificate program at Montana State allows science educators of all backgrounds to gain knowledge and competence in one of six specialized content areas. Offered through the Master of Science in Science Education (MSSE) program at Montana State, the 12-credit Science Education graduate certificates are offered completely online so that busy professionals are able to stay abreast on new topics in science and pedagogy while maintaining their busy work 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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Award-Winning Colleagues
Recent graduates of the Master of Science in Science Education program have won prestigious Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

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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

The Graduate School at Montana State is dedicated to helping students secure funding during their time at MSU. Some resources the Graduate School offer includes:

Students within the National Teachers Enhancement Network may have additional funding opportunities available. Additional assistance with funding can be found through the Cat Scholarships program.

Distance Learning

Montana State’s graduate certificates in Science Education are designed to accommodate educators who wish to advance their education while still working in the classroom. The online learning experience allows teachers to maintain their busy professional lives and apply their learning in real time.

Courses are 100% online and asynchronous, so students can log in at any time to complete their coursework.  Interested students can also be involved in several field experience courses 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.