Master of Education, Science Education
The Master of Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education leads to an initial teaching license in the state of Ohio, to teach grades 7-12. Specialize in math education, life science, chemistry, earth and space science, or physics. You can also select any combination of two science license areas; or an integrated science license combining all four science license options.
This program is comprised of core courses focused on the study of teaching methods and student learning related to your license area in STEM education. With two supervised student teaching experiences, our theory-to-practice approach to teacher education allows you to try out new skill sets as you learn. Your education will prepare you to become a leader in a school district, advocating for issues of social justice in the classroom.
You also are supported in the MEd by experienced faculty instructors and a faculty advisor, a program manager who coordinates your academic program and student teaching experiences as well as an advising staff who oversee progress through the program.
View the Science Education MEd Curriculum.
Graduates of the MEd program earn their initial four-year Ohio teaching license while completing graduate studies. Graduates typically teach in an Ohio high school, but may also identify positions across the nation or internationally.
We partner with Career Services in the College of Education and Human Ecology to prepare students for their job search.
Prior to admission, applicants to the MEd program must complete prerequisites related to their intended license area. It is important to note that applicants may have prerequisites in progress during the Autumn semester in which they submit their application, but applicants must have all prerequisites completed by the end of the Spring semester before they intend to begin the MEd program.
- Earth Science
- Integrated Sciences
- Life Sciences
- Chemistry and Physics
*It is highly recommended that you schedule an appointment with T&L Academic Services to review your progress towards prerequisite completion, two semesters prior to the Summer semester in which you intend to enroll. Call our scheduling line at 614-292-2332.
The MEd in STEM Education is a competitive program. Acceptance into the program is not guaranteed by completion of the prerequisites. Applicants to the STEM MEd program must also have a 2.75 GPA in their content prerequisites.
Admission Considerations: all applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree prior to the start of classes, minimum GPA of a 3.0, experience working with youth in various group settings
GRE: Applicants with an overall GPA between a 2.75-2.99 MUST take the General Test of Graduate Record Exam (GRE) to be eligible for admission to the M.Ed. applicants with an overall GPA of 3.0 and above are not required to submit GRE Scores.
Disclaimer: Licensure requirements may be subject to change because of state-legislated mandates. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the Department of Teaching and Learning each year to ensure they have the most up-to-date information.
Ohio State academic programs are designed to prepare students for licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure and certification at go.osu.edu/disclosures.