Science Education

The┬áCertificate 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.

Our program:

  • 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.

Faculty Contact Information: Dr. Donald DeRosa,, 617-353-4052
Graduate Admissions:, 617-353-4237

For program requirements and additional details, please visit the BU Bulletin.

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students at the School of Education benefit from the community feel of a small school along with the resources of a large university. Our students are in the field in both urban and suburban schools as early as their first year at SED.

Graduate Students

Talented graduate students from around the world prepare to become teachers, counselors, administrators, and more in as little as one year at the School of Education. Our students engage in diverse aspects of education both in the classroom and the field.