Professional Master of Arts in Environmental Science Education

The graduate program in environmental education is a 35-hour degree that enhances your effectiveness teaching high school science courses.

Preparing You For Success

Designed for high school certified teachers, the three-year PMA degree provides tools to bring environmental science concepts to life in your classroom. Courses apply STEM knowledge to environmental issues and help teachers learn skills to teach science through inquiry. You gain practical experience through a hands-on research experience and a classroom-focused final project. Though courses are online, you come to campus for short residencies each semester and summer.

Making Your Mark

Professional Masters of Science degrees are valuable for teachers that are interested in gaining more content knowledge and inquiry experience that will allow teachers to excel in their classrooms and pursue new credentials.

Graduate Program Requirements

Required Courses - 29 hrs.

  • MST 612: Introduction to Teacher Leadership - 1 hr.
  • MST 615: Introduction to the Interdisciplinary Nature of ENS - 3 hrs.
  • MST 616: The Mathematics of Environmental Science - 3 hrs.
  • MST 620: Topics in Investigative Math, Science, & Technology For Educators II: Evolution - 3 hrs.
    or MST 621 - Investigative Math, Science, & Tech. for Educators: Environmental Science - 3 hrs.
    or MST 629 - Investigative Math, Science, & Tech. for Educators: Special Topics - 3 hrs.
  • MST 650: Inquiry Based Curriculum Development and Analysis - 3 hrs.
  • MST 661: Directed Research in ENS - 1 hr.
  • MST 662: Research in ENS - 2 hrs.
  • MST 665: Environmental Systems A - 2 hrs.
  • MST 666: Environmental Systems B - 2 hrs.
  • MST 670: Action Research: Methods and Practice - 1 hr.
  • MST 680: Nature of Inquiry and Innovation - 3 hrs.
  • MST 681: Advanced Teacher Leadership - 2 hrs.
  • MST 685: STEM Education Project - 3 hrs.
    or MST 686: ENS Research Project - 3 hrs.

Elective Courses (choose three) - 6-8 hrs.

  • MST 635: The Science of Global Climate Change - 2-3 hrs.
  • MST 637: Scientific Myths and Misconceptions - 2-3 hrs.
  • MST 640: Water: The Human Perspective - 2 hrs.
  • MST 641: Nanotechnology in the 21st Century - 2 hrs.