Science (Grades K–8)

For students to be competitive in the 21st-century global marketplace, they need strong scientific knowledge and abilities. This newly enhanced specialization in Science blends content with pedagogy so you can learn science in the same way you will teach the subject matter in the classroom—through inquiry-based learning that promotes hands-on and exciting educational experiences. The program aligns with the five core propositions of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), the National Science Education Standards (NSES), and the standards of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), and offers you the knowledge you need to effectively teach science in today’s classroom.

Emphasis on Practical Strategies

  • Engage in authentic scientific collaboration with fellow teachers and science faculty through discussion boards, labs, and classroom exercises.
  • Use both real and virtual laboratory experiences to simultaneously learn content and pedagogy.
  • Learn the latest technology and research and how to adapt it to your instruction.
  • Gain practical strategies to help your students achieve on state and national tests.
  • Excel in a program that was developed in collaboration with national leaders in science education and Walden faculty.

Completion Requirements

  • 30 total semester credit hours
    • Specialization courses (15 sem. cr.)
    • Core courses (15 sem. cr.)

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

Additional Learning Outcomes for the Science (Grades K–8) Specialization

Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

  1. Convey the major concepts, principles, theories, laws, and interrelationships of biology and supporting fields.
  2. Convey the major concepts, principles, theories, laws, and interrelationships of chemistry, physics, and supporting fields.
  3. Convey the major concepts, principles, theories, laws, and interrelationships of earth, space science, and supporting fields.
  4. Create interdisciplinary perspectives and help students understand why science is important to them.
  5. Interrelate and interpret important concepts, ideas, and applications in science and conduct scientific investigations.
  6. Engage students successfully in developmentally appropriate inquiries that require them to develop concepts and relationships from their observations, data, and inferences in a scientific manner.

Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code EDUC 6610 Course Teacher as Professional Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6640 Course Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code SCIE 6660 Course The Nature of Science Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6650 Course Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code SCIE 6661 Course Exploring the Physical World Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6657 Course Creating an Effective Classroom Learning Environment Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code SCIE 6662 Course Investigating the Living World Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code SCIE 6664 Course Looking Into the Future of Science and Education Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code SCIE 6663 Course Exploring the Earth and Beyond Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6733 Course Action Research for Educators Credits (3 sem. cr.)

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification
This program does not lead to teacher licensure or certification. Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.

Man sitting at latop
Questions about our MS in Education?
Questions about our MS in Education?
We're here to help. Talk to your personal enrollment advisor for more information today. Please use our International Form if you live outside of the U.S.
We're here to help. Talk to your personal enrollment advisor for more information today. Please use our Domestic Form if you live in the U.S.
*Required Field
Academic Interests
Required
Required
Contact Information
Required
Required
Invalid email address
Please provide a valid phone number
Required
Please provide a valid zipcode
Required
Additional Information
Required
Get Started

By submitting this form, I understand and agree that Walden University may contact me via email, text, telephone, and prerecorded message regarding furthering my education and that calls may be generated using automated technology. You may opt out at any time. Please view our privacy policy or contact us for more details.

Required

By checking this box, I agree that Walden University may contact me by email, text message, autodialed telephone call, and prerecorded message at the contact information provided above regarding opportunities and offers to further my education. I understand that I may withdraw my consent at any time and that my consent is not a condition of any purchase. I have received the Walden University Privacy Policy