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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.

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"The Ohio State University is an institution with many opportunities, more opportunities than any university campus I have ever set foot on."
- Terrell Ware
MEd student, Science Education


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

Career Paths

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.


  • The most important thing I gained from the program is that I developed the skills to critically evaluate my teaching and adapt to what is best for students.
    Alex Blohm, MEd, 2013
    High School Teacher, South-Western City Schools

  • I was challenged in both the academic and personal sense. Thanks to my program manager, supervisor, mentor, teachers and all the other people who were part of my strong academic support system, I have become the best teacher I could ever be.
    Ana Ceballos, MEd, 2016


Deadline to Apply: 
November 15 to be eligible for scholarships, other applications accepted later.
Program Start: 
Summer semester

Prerequisite Coursework:

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. 

*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.

View the Curriculum Sheet


Teaching and Learning Academic Services

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