Secondary Science Education, M.A. 

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In Vermont State’s M.A. in Secondary Science Education, you’ll gain the expertise to help students investigate the natural world and search for answers to increasingly sophisticated questions. As you study for your initial license with a Science endorsement, you’ll learn how to combine your expertise in science with a thorough understanding of critical perspectives and theories on education. You’ll also learn how to leverage your students’ innate curiosity and desire to understand the natural world. You’ll be able to demonstrate the value of the scientific method and show diverse learners how to apply systematic, logical thinking in their day-to-day lives.

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Why Get a Master’s in Secondary Science Education at Vermont State?

  • High Demand: Nearly 100% of our graduates are working in education, and science teachers are in short supply in Vermont and throughout the country. A master’s degree from Vermont State will prepare you to enter the classroom immediately after graduation. 
  • High Impact: Scientific literacy is now more important than ever, and as a high school teacher you’ll be able to shape students’ understanding and perception of science and of themselves as scientists. 
  • Experience: You’ll gain ample teaching experience through two practicum experiences and a full-time, full-semester internship. Our Teacher Education Placement Office can assist you with finding the right field placement. 
  • Flexibility: With online classes and in-person fieldwork, you’ll be able to build a degree plan that works for your schedule and location. 

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Sample Courses

  • Educational Studies
  • Partnering with the Adolescent Learner
  • Implementing Content-Specific Methods in a Secondary Classroom
  • Characteristics & Development of Diverse Learners

Meet Our Faculty

Associate Professor

  • Castleton Campus

Monica McEnerny

Associate Professor

  • Castleton Campus

Dean, Graduate Programs

  • Johnson Campus

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Faculty

  • Johnson Campus

Associate Professor

  • Johnson Campus

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Professor

  • Castleton Campus

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Department Chair/Licensure Officer

  • Lyndon Campus

Professor

  • Castleton Campus

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