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Program at a Glance

Online Master's
College of Community Innovation and Education
33 - 36
Credit Hours
Most Innovative University 2022

Explore the intersection of education and science

Are you passionate about shaping the next generation of scientists and thinkers? Our Secondary Education M.Ed. in Science program at UCF Online is designed to equip educators with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in teaching science in middle and high schools. As an advanced degree geared more towards moving beyond the classroom and into the education system itself, you will gain a deeper understanding of educational theories, effective teaching strategies, and the psychology of learning, all tailored to the unique challenges of the science classroom. This will allow you to elevate your teaching approach for your students and open new opportunities for your career.

As a fully online program, you will find flexibility when studying the coursework and engaging with fellow classmates and faculty, allowing you to complete the program from any location and on your schedule. With the support of the UCF Online Success Coaching team and your faculty and instructors, you will study alongside a diverse cohort of students, allowing you to learn from new perspectives and shared learning experiences with fellow educators from from across the state. Get started with UCF Online today.

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Admissions three times a year
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No GRE Required
Curriculum is for existing teachers who have their state certification.

Application Deadlines

December 1
April 1
July 1

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Course Overview

Data-Driven Decision-Making for Instruction

Understand how to design a research study, understand basic measurement principles, collect/analyze data, interpret results, report findings, apply research-to-practice in applied settings.

Development of mathematics and science teachers' abilities to assume teacher leadership roles in their schools.

Examine space and physical science, manned space flight, and space education curriculum.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Understand the systems and mechanisms behind the education system.
  • Engage in a diverse classroom experience with peers from many backgrounds and locations.
  • Uncover the best ways to collaborate with peers to influence change.

Career Projections


Annual Job


Job Growth
2021 - 2031

Source: Lightcast™ . 2023

Career Opportunities

  • District Science Lead
  • High School Science Teacher
  • Middle School Science Teacher
  • Science Coach