The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Science Education program provides advanced study for students who hold a master’s degree and wish to deepen their knowledge and skills in pursuit of a leadership role in science education.
The science program at the School of Education is a responsible, closely knit learning community determined to make a difference in the lives of children and teenagers. We are deeply engaged in outreach efforts, training pre-service teachers, and conducting research across a range of grades and content areas. We seek to prepare leaders in science education who apply a deep understanding of learning theory, pedagogy, and educational contexts that shape opportunities for young people to engage in science, develop scientific identities, and become scientifically literate citizens.
Students in our program have the opportunity to craft a combination of elective courses that best represent their background, interests, and career goals.
- Provides opportunities for students to work closely with faculty members on outreach, research, and teaching projects.
- Encourages learners to deepen their knowledge and skills in pursuit of a leadership role in science education.
- Supports students to craft a program of study that best reflects their interests, backgrounds, and professional aspirations.
- Focuses on developing leadership to support the development of scientific literacy, scientific ways of thinking, and acting that inspire young people to think deeply about science and its relevance in their lives as individuals and responsible members of society.
For program requirements and additional details, please visit the BU Bulletin.