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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 online graduate certificates in Science Education allow 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, the 12-credit 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 who 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 began providing educators with high-quality online courses in 1993. In 2020, the courses were integrated into the MSSE program.

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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 in the graduate certificate program enjoy special online tuition rates for both Montana residents and non-residents alike. This information may be accessed at the Graduate Certficates in Science Education page hereAdditional assistance with funding can be found through the Cat Scholarships program.

Distance Learning

Montana State’s online 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 take advantage of the popular summer field and lab courses that utilze the diverse environment of Montana to teach scientific principles and provide models of field-based instruction.




Admissions Requirements

Each program within the Graduate School at Montana State has its own particular requirements for admission, and the Science Education certificate program is not different. To ensure that you start your application on the right foot, please review the admissions requirements for the Science Education certificate program