The Science Education program prepares students to communicate effectively as educators and researchers in order to lead future generations in science and technology education.

The Science Education program provides students with classroom, research, and course curriculum development opportunities to become educators and researchers at the forefront of the profession. Additionally, students in the college have access to Iowa’s top science and engineering programs through the University of Iowa. Graduates from the Science Education program are competitive job applicants and leaders in their fields.

Programs

Overview

The program in Science Education prepares students to teach grades 5-12.

Overview

The combined B.A./M.A.T. (4+1) Science Education program provides a seamless process whereby students can progress from undergraduate to graduate status.

The College of Education, in partnership with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, offers students the opportunity to earn their B.A. in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, or Environmental Science plus an M.A.T. in Education in as little as five years (it usually takes six years to achieve both). Through careful planning, many of the courses required by the M.A.T. program can be taken during the undergraduate years, creating an opportunity to focus the fifth year of study on the comprehensive and student teaching requirements.

A student is eligible to apply to the 4+1 program during their sophomore or junior year if they have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or meet special considerations).

Overview

This B.S. in Science Education — with an emphasis in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, or Physics — is available to all undergraduates enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (which administers the degree), but when completed in conjunction with the Science Education Teacher Education Program, is designed to satisfy content course requirements for teaching two or more science subjects. The science education major is not intended to prepare students for advanced study in one area of science.

Overview

College of Education added endorsement programs are state-of-Iowa approved, and available to current Teacher Education Program students and in-service teachers.

How to add an endorsement.

Complete list of Science Education endorsements

Contact

Office of Student Services
310 Lindquist Center
319-335-5359
ask-education@uiowa.edu

    Overview

    This degree is designed primarily for those who decide that they would like to become teachers and have already completed a B.S. and B.A. in an area of science.

    The M.A.T. in Science Education features advanced master’s work in science along with the courses required for certification. This degree program assumes the candidate has completed at least 56 semester hours of science as an undergraduate, but has no previous coursework in education. Students should have a bachelor’s degree in science equivalent to one conferred from the University of Iowa. An applicant with a strong major from another institution may be licensed only in that particular science discipline.

    Admissions Contact

    Office of Student Services
    310 Lindquist Center
    319-335-5359
    ask-education@uiowa.edu

     

      Overview

      The program is designed for teachers and supervisors (K-college) and professionals in related fields, such as medical education, college teaching, museum program management, and outreach programs. It is intended to provide experience in understanding teaching and learning and the research processes required to advance the field.

      The M.S. in Science Education assumes that candidates have completed an undergraduate major in a given science area (or combination of science areas), science education, or in elementary education with a science emphasis. Teaching licensure/certification is recommended. The M.S. in science education requires a minimum of 38 s.h. of graduate coursework.  A candidate's specific program of study will be approved on an individual basis with the science education faculty.

      Visit the degree homepage for more information on admissions requirements, application instructions, and program requirements.

      Application Deadlines

      • Fall semester—January 15
      • Spring semester—December 1 (October 1 for international students)
      • Summer session—April 15 (March 1 for international students)

      Faculty will review all graduate applications for admission and assistantships—including those submitted by international students—beginning January 15. Assistantships will not be offered until late March. Applications received after January 15 will be considered only if space and funding are available.

      Overview

      The Ph.D. in Science Education requires 85 s.h. of coursework and research. Doctoral students must complete coursework in science education, education, research methods, and an area of specialization; they must also conduct research in science education and complete a thesis.

      Visit the degree homepage for more information on admission requirements, application instructions, and program requirements.

      Application Deadlines

      • Fall semester—January 15
      • Spring semester—December 1 (October 1 for international students)
      • Summer session—April 15 (March 1 for international students)

      Faculty will review all graduate applications for admission and assistantships—including those submitted by international students—beginning January 15. Assistantships will not be offered until late March. Applications received after January 15 will be considered only if space and funding are available.

      Contact

      Program Coordinator