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Why study Science and Mathematics Education online through OSU?

The master’s degree in teaching, learning and leadership with an option in science and mathematics education is designed for K-12 educators who want to deepen their content and pedagogical knowledge of best practices in the teaching of science and mathematics. The program prepares graduates to balance theory, research and practice so they can challenge science and mathematics learners in a variety of educational settings. 

Format

This 100 percent online degree program is delivered through Canvas, OSU’s online learning platform. The program follows a suggested two-year, accelerated completion sequence in which students take two courses per semester. This can be modified as needed. 

 
 

 

Curriculum

The dynamic curriculum requirements allow students to take science and mathematics specific courses as well as integrated science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses. Coursework preview:

 

  • Problem-Centered Learning in Math
  • Problem-Based Learning in Science Education
  • Elementary Statistical Methods
  • Environmental Education
  • Teaching Algebra and Mathematical Tasks
  • Technology for the K-12 STEM Educator
  • Educational Leadership and Advocacy
  • Pedagogical Research
  • Research Design and Methodology
  • Social Justice by the Numbers  
  • Introduction to K-12 Engineering Education


Admissions

Teacher and students in the labApplications are accepted on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to submit application materials at least six weeks prior to the start of the semester.

 

To apply to the Teaching, Learning and Leadership - option in Mathematics and Science Education, M.S. program, complete the following: 

 

  • Graduate College application
  • Transcripts from all previously attended institutions, including an undergraduate degree or minor in mathematics or science with a 3.0 minimum undergraduate GPA or satisfactory GRE score (quantitative) 
  • Current resume/vita
  • Personal goal statement (500 words)

 

Cost

 

2019-2020 Estimated Cost
  Resident Non-Resident
Total cost per credit hour $495 $625
Total cost per 3-credit hour course $1,485 $1,873

Estimated total program cost

(36 credit hours)

$17,810 $22,473
 * This is only an estimate of costs, based on currently approved 2019–2020 rates. Cost estimates do not include textbooks or exam and course fees. Costs will vary if coursework is not fully completed online. Active-duty military qualify for resident tuition rate. Tuition and fees are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Full disclaimer

 

The federal TEACH Grant Program may provide up to $4,000 a year to aid students seeking degrees in high-needs fields and who meet specific eligibility requirements. Students must sign an Agreement to Serve and acknowledge that if the terms are not fulfilled, the grant will be converted to a loan that must be repaid.

 

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