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Why study Mathematics and Science Education online through OSU?

The master’s degree in Teaching, Learning and Leadership with an option in Mathematics and Science 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. 
This program was ranked as the #6 Best Online Master's in Mathematics Education by 


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. 



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

Course information

Learn more about our science and mathematics education graduate programs



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, MS 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)

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Students enrolled in the Science and Mathematics Education master's program will complete 36 credit hours during the course of their studies. Cost estimates below are calculated based on 2022-2023 rates. Additional cost details and OSU’s tuition and fee estimator are available on the Bursar website.

2022-2023 Estimated Cost
  Resident Non-Resident
Total cost per credit hour 442.35 572.55
Total cost per 3-credit hour course 1,327.05 1,717.65
Total program cost based on 36 hours 15,924.60 20,611.80

* This is only an estimate of cost, based on currently approved 2022-2023 rates. Cost estimates do not include textbooks, exams, or course expenses, nor do they factor in individual transfer credits or scholarship information. Cost will vary if not enrolled in a fully online degree program. Active-duty military may qualify for resident tuition rate. Tuition and fees are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Full disclaimer



Scholarships and Financial Aid


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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