Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction: Science Education Option, M.Ed.

About: 

Developed by UMass Lowell's education, science and engineering faculty, the Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction: Science Education Option, M.Ed. for science teachers provides online science and science education courses that are inquiry-based and have a strong hands-on component.

Aided by kits of materials developed by course instructors, master's degree students engage in a variety of guided and open-ended inquiries as the primary means of developing their understanding of the concepts that are presented. In addition, students enrolled in this program assess their own science teaching methods and use the strategies presented to design learning experiences for their own classrooms.

Program Highlights:

  • Named a Top Online Graduate Education Program by U.S. News & World Report, 2017
  • Prepares practitioners to be leaders in educational improvement and reform
  • Courses are shared but the degree program options have different requirements 

Learn More About This Program:
To receive more information and connect with the program manager, please click on Inquire Now to the right.

Sample a Course

For more information on the Online Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction: Science Education Option, M.Ed., please visit the UMass Lowell website.

RESIDENTS OF ARKANSAS, KANSAS AND MINNESOTA
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is not presently accepting applications or registrations for online courses, degrees or certificate programs from residents of Arkansas, Kansas or Minnesota. Due to recent legislative changes the University of Massachusetts Lowell is not seeking state authorization to offer online programs in those states. State and federal laws require colleges and universities to receive state authorization to offer online programs in states other than their own. Current UML students that move their residence to one of these states should contact Catherine_Hamilton@uml.edu in Online and Continuing Education to determine their eligibility to continue their program of study.

 

Tuition/Fees: 

New students register for courses using UMass Lowell's New Student Registration Form. Follow the instructions for registering included on the form. Current students register for their courses online by logging in to the secure Student Information System (SIS).

 

Type of Fee Amount
Fee Per Credit $470
Registration Fee Per Semester $30
Returned Check Fee Per Semester* $30
Late Fee for Nonpayment $50
Total for Course** $1,440 ($470 x 3 credits = $1,410 + $30 registration fee per semester)

For more information on the Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, visit UMass Lowell's Division of Online and Continuing Education program information page or email UMass Lowell's College of Education at edoffice@uml.edu.

*Applicable when checks are returned unpaid.

**Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard three-credit course.

For additional registration information, visit UMass Lowell's Division of Online and Continuing Education Website. Registration is administered through UMass Lowell's Registrar's Office. If you have questions regarding registration, please contact the Registrar's Office at 978-934-2550.

Accreditation: 

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

UMass Lowell's College of Education (GSE) is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and is one of the region's leading providers of graduate-level programs in education.

Did you know?

The University of Massachusetts has earned several awards for its distance learning programs, faculty and technology including:

  • 21st Century Best Practices Award, United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
  • Excellence in Faculty Development, Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • Excellence in Online Programming, Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • Excellence in Online Teaching, Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • Excellence in Distance Teaching Education -- United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) 
Admissions: 

Apply online at http://www.uml.edu/grad for UMass Lowell's Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction (M.Ed.). When submitting your statement of purpose, be sure to indicate that you are applying for the Science Education Option.

Submit all required items to:

University of Massachusetts Lowell
Office of Graduate Admissions
Cumnock Hall, Suite 110
One University Avenue
Lowell, MA 01854-5130

Financial Aid: 

Availability of financial aid varies depending on matriculation and course status. Please check with your program manager or advisor to determine your eligibility. Generally, if you are matriculated in a degree program and are enrolled in a minimum of six credits each semester, you may qualify for financial aid.

UMass Lowell

For more information or if you have additional questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 978-934-4220 or financialaidquestions@uml.edu.

 

Request Information

Contact: 
Dr. Anita Greenwood
Phone: 
978-934-4605
Campus: 
Lowell
Level: 
Graduate
Type: 
Master's Degree
Credits: 
30
Tuition Per Credit: 
$470
Format: 
Online
Subject: 
Biological Sciences
Curriculum and Instruction
Education
Environmental, Earth and Ocean Sciences
Health Sciences
Plant, Soil & Insect Science
Social Development & Education
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