Science For Educators Specialization

The Science for Educators Specialization is part of the Master of Applied Science Program and is designed to improve your science content knowledge, demonstrate pedagogy that drives learning experiences, and support you to create applicable, standards-based curriculum.

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Who Should Consider This Degree?

  • Elementary teachers
  • Middle & high school science teachers
  • Community college educators
  • Extension Educators
  • Home school instructors

This degree emphasizes:

Science Content Inquiry

  • Acquire and enhance knowledge of science concepts
  • Examine science in the context of the world around us


  • Integrate standards-based science content with age-appropriate pedagogy
  • Establish connections between the natural and designed world, linking science and technology


  • Apply science content to real-world challenges
  • Develop relevant, standards-based curriculum materials
  • Inspire your students with science in action



Graduate:Application and Admission

For more information, contact  Science for Educators (S4E) Advisor Matthew Douglass at 402-270-7220 or email me at .

General Requirements

Program & Courses

A 36 credit hour, non-thesis graduate degree program. Eighteen (18) credit hours apply to the Science for Educators specialization.

  • Courses are offered 100% online.
  • Every course uses an approach that shows how, why and where science fits into the real world and applications for curriculum.
  • Courses integrate systems-thinking and demonstrates how everything’s connected to everything else.
  • Courses and content are consistent with the Next Generation Science Standards.

Laboratory Earth Courses

The Degree Project

The degree project is intended for you to gain immediate value to apply to your workplace or for career advancement. For more information regarding the degree project and MAS requirements, go to

Transfer Credits

Each degree program within the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is responsible for evaluating transfer credit and determining how the credit will apply to your specific degree program.

The evaluation of transfer credit is based on a review of the comparability of the nature, content and level of the learning experience and its appropriateness to the degree program.

If you're interested in transferring credit, you will need to consult with the UNL academic department associated with your major. In most instances, you will be requested to submit the respective course syllabus.

Transfer credit information for graduate degrees

Career Services

If you’re enrolled as a degree seeking student in a UNL program you’ll have access to the same career services as on-campus students. Don’t live in the immediate area? We’ll come to you by providing phone or Skype consultations.

After you graduate, the Nebraska Alumni Association will continue to help with resources and events for job seekers.