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Science Education Programs

Masters in Science Education

This fully online degree program is designed for practicing teachers who would like to earn a Masters Degree in Science Education.  All coursework is tailored for the practicing teacher who will also complete an action research project in their own classroom! View the Admission Requirements here.

Walking Mountains Science Center Partnership

Walking Mountains Science Center offers a two-year, full-time graduate fellowship that focuses on K-12 field science education and leadership.  Fellows earn a Masters Degree in Science Education from UNC while working in beautiful Avon, Colorado.

Secondary Science

Become a middle school or high school science teacher! Major in any of the four core science disciplines with an emphasis in teaching.


 BIO 4-Yr


 CHEM 4-Yr

Earth Science

 ESCI 4-Yr


 PHYS 4-Yr

Four-year plans from prior years can be found on the Registrar's site.

Secondary Graduate Licensure Program

If you have a Bachelor of Science or Engineering, the Secondary Education graduate licensure program allows you to earn your general science teaching license in as little as one year.


The Elementary Education teacher licensure program includes a strong selection of five science courses ranging from Physical Science Concepts to Teaching Science in the Elementary School. Our faculty include experienced elementary educators who tailor these courses to preparing teacher candidates.

Elementary M.A.T.

If you have a bachelor's degree, the Elementary Education M.A.T. program allows you to earn both a master's degree and your elementary teaching license in 14 months. SciTEP delivers the science methods courses for this M.A.T.

Early Childhood

This Early Childhood undergraduate degree program provides an interdisciplinary liberal arts foundation for students who chose to pursue a teaching career in Early Childhood. SciTEP delivers the science methods course for this degree.