Science Education

The questions challenging science education today are complex and cannot be adequately addressed through a narrow range of methods. In Florida State’s Science Education program, you’ll develop a familiarity with a wide range of approaches used in educational research to enhance student learning and the field of science education.

Florida State’s graduate programs in Curriculum and Instruction: Science Education will prepare you to address current issues related to learning, teaching, and policy in science education through research. In this program, you’ll learn best practices in science education through interdisciplinary experiences that foster collaboration between education and the sciences. As a student here, you’ll be part of a close-knit group of scholars within a major research university. You’ll learn alongside outstanding faculty who will treat you as a colleague with relevant experience and expertise.

We offer an online master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction: Science Education for currently practicing teachers. We also offer face-to-face master’s and specialist degrees for individuals who want to perfect their science teaching and/or explore the world of science education research.

The doctoral program in Curriculum and Instruction: Science Education is designed to maximize interactions between faculty and students and focus on current issues of research and practice. It also provides you with considerable flexibility as you pursue your goals and interests. The program also features scaffolded teaching and research apprenticeships to allow you to become a productive researcher and scholar of science education and teacher education.

Please note:  These programs are designed for those interested in refining their teaching practices or learning to engage in research in science teaching and learning. If you are seeking teacher certification for Science Education, please see our FSU-Teach program.