Teacher Education, M.Ed. Elementary Science Education Concentration



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The Master’s of Education in Elementary Education with a concentration in Science Education program supports current elementary teachers to become instructional leaders in elementary science education. The course of study is designed for an in-depth exploration of issues related to curriculum, pedagogy, assessment, research, and content for elementary science education. The program emphasizes equitable, engaging, rigorous, and responsive science, engineering, and environmental education for all students.

Program Distinctions

The UNC Greensboro School of Education was named one of the 2022 “Top Graduate Schools of Education” by the U.S. News & World Report.

The Student Experience

  • Students will gain hands-on experience through observations and student teaching in local schools, in addition to opportunities to attend and present at conferences.
  • Research interests include science education, engineering education, equity, culture, identity, and science education reform.

After Graduation

Graduates of the program are prepared for successful careers as K-6 science specialists, district science specialists, elementary science coaches, curriculum developers, and facilitators of professional development.


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