EdM in Science Education

Boston University’s Master of Education (EdM) in Science Education is designed for candidates who want to deepen their knowledge and skills as formal or informal science educators. The EdM degree includes 20 elective credits that enable EdM students the flexibility to customize a program unique to their interests and career goals.

Individuals seeking an Initial Massachusetts Teaching License in biology, chemistry, general science, or physics can complete a graduate certificate program as part of the EdM and receive both a master of education degree and teaching certification.

Coursework and Requirements (36 credits)

Core Coursework (16 cr)

  • SED RS 600 Introduction to Research (4 cr)
  • Three courses in Curriculum and Teaching (12 cr)

Elective Coursework (20 cr)

Students select courses with emphasis on science content for a total of 20 credits. Elective coursework is chosen in consultation with an academic advisor. Electives may include science courses at the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.