Frequently Asked Questions
Curriculum and Instruction/Science Education

Q: Who should consider the M.Ed. degree in Science Education?

A: This program helps K-12 educators extend their knowledge and skills in science teaching, science content, and science education research.

Q: How many credits are required in the program?

A: This program is 30 credits and includes courses in Curriculum and Instruction and Science Education, with electives in related fields, and a research paper.

Q: Do you offer other programs in this field?

A. Yes. We also offer a four-course certificate program for elementary teachers that concentrates on the nature of science, science content, and science teaching.

Q: How are courses offered?

A: Penn State Great Valley offers courses in both 7 and 14-week sessions. Most courses are offered in the 7-week format, meeting twice a week for 3 hours each night, or on Saturdays. There are six 7-week sessions each academic year. You may begin during any of these sessions.

Q: How do I apply?

A: Please see the Admissions Page. You may begin on a nondegree basis and transfer a maximum of 9 credits into the masters degree program.

Q: How do I find out more?

A: Please fill out an Information Request, or join us at one of our Information Sessions.