Science education online integrates cutting-edge educational methodologies with science content in subject areas ranging from biology and earth science to physical sciences. In this fully online, comprehensive program, marked by its interdisciplinary, hands-on approach, science teachers solidify their knowledge and build effective teaching strategies they can immediately apply in the classroom.

The SEO program is approved for the following:

  • Elementary education professional license for grades 1-6
  • General science for grades 5-8

Science education online is a collaboration between the UMass Amherst College of Education and the College of Natural Sciences. It is intended for elementary and middle school classroom teachers who wish to increase their science content knowledge and teaching skills. The program prepares Massachusetts teachers for professional licensure in elementary education or middle school general science. This program is not a teacher preparation program and is not appropriate for those seeking initial teacher licensure in their state. Teachers from other states must consult their own state licensing regulations.