Professional Master of Arts in Environmental Science Education

The PMA in environmental science education is a 35 credit-hour program that guides you toward bringing environmental science concepts to life in your classroom.

Taking Your Future Forward

Designed for high school certified teachers, the three-year program is your stepping stone toward teaching science through inquiry. As a Bradley graduate student with courses online and residencies on campus, you’ll have plenty of opportunities for practical, hands-on research and experience.

Graduate Admission Requirements

Learn more about graduate admission standards and application requirements on our Requirements page.

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.

Program Admission Requirements

You must be a certified, secondary science teacher or a certified teacher who has successfully completed at least 18 hours of coursework in at least two different science content areas; you must pass a mathematics placement exam demonstrating proficiency in college-level algebra and precalculus skills. See the graduate catalog (hyperlinked) for further details.