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Teaching: Science
A Master of Science Program

Why earn a Master of Science in teaching science?

The Master of Science in teaching science develops and strengthens students’ science content knowledge, develops skills and techniques to promote science inquiry in the classroom, and investigates trends and issues in education.

The curriculum aligns with Next Generation Science Standards.

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Admissions requirements

The School of Education admission process has specific requirements that students must meet to enroll in the Master of Science in Education in educational leadership online program. Non-Missouri students should determine whether this program fits the certification requirements for their state.

  • Cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 2.75
  • Students with a 2.50 to 2.74 GPA must have a 3.0 GPA in six hours of required graduate coursework at Northwest in the major program where admission is desired.

Documentation of one of the following:

  • 3.5 or higher on the analytical writing measure of the GRE
  • Successful completion of another master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with at least a 2.75 GPA
  • National board certification
  • Successful completion of nationally normed educational performance assessment (MoPTA, EdTPA)
  • Valid state-issued teaching certificate
  • Two years of previous teaching experience with a valid teaching certificate
  • Department analytical writing assessment that is evaluated using a writing scoring guide based on the modified CUNY scales with a score of 4.0 or higher

Submit official documents by mail to:

Amber Duis, Graduate Records Specialist
Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468-6001

Applicants for the Master of Science in teaching science degree program must hold a baccalaureate degree with an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.