Science Teaching - Graduate Studies Online and in the Field
Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies in Science Education at Montana State Universityallows science educators of all backgrounds to gain knowledge and competence in the science disciplines of their choice. Online science and education courses are offered year-round, allowing students the flexibility to design an online curriculum that caters to their personal and professional interests. During the summer, educators from all over the world have the opportunity to converge on Montana State’s Bozeman campus to experience science through popular field and lab courses that utilize the state’s diverse environment to teach scientific principles and provide models of field-based instruction. With an emphasis on science inquiry, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and K-12 classroom-focused content, our courses are tailored to meet the needs of formal and informal science educators.
Online courses (Fall, Spring, Summer)
Immersive Field and Lab courses (Summer)
Programs We Offer
Master of Science in Science Education (MSSE)
Biology•Cell Biology and Neuroscience • Chemistry andBiochemistry • Computer Science • Earth Science • Education• Electrical Engineering
Engineering • Land Resources and Environmental Science • Mathematics • Microbiology• Health and Human Development• Physics• Plant Sciences
Award Winning Faculty
Courses are taught by MSU and MSU-affiliated instructors who are experts in their field. Our faculty are university scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and science educators, all experienced in online teaching. Our faculty practice a hands-on, inquiry-based style that mirrors the classroom and sparks new ideas. Visit the MSSE News page for a glance at some recent accomplishments.
Tuition and Affordability
Affordable, competitive tuition rates are available to both Montana residents and out-of-state students.
MSSE NEPAL 2023 BLOG
Follow along with MSSE on our first international field trip in Nepal. We'll be sharing updates, pictures, and insights from the trip, October 1-12.
THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA CONNECTS CONFERENCE SESSION
Callan Bentley, MSSE's ERTH596 instructor, will be presenting a session honoring the career of Rick Diecchio at this year's Geological Society of America conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 15, 2023. Rick Diecchio was a former MSSE instructor and taught ERTH596 in the past.
MSSE FEATURED IN MSU NEWS
We’re excited to share that MSSE was recently featured in a MSU News article following our 25th Anniversary Celebration! Check out the story below.
25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION VIDEO
MSSE's 25th Anniversary Celebration was held July 8, 2023.
NEW STEM CERTIFICATE
We are now offering a Graduate Certificate in STEM Teaching! Intended to start in Fall 2023. For more information regarding approved coursework, please visit this link
REFER A BOBCAT
Do you know any educators who would be a good fit for MSSE? You can submit a Refer-A-Bobcat request to refer them to our degree or certificate programs. Referred students who apply and are admitted are eligible for a three-credit tuition waiver.