Inspire the Next Generation
Science is exploration and discovery
Play a critical role in developing scientifically-literate citizens who are critical thinkers and problem solvers.
Foster cross-disciplinary skills and knowledge
Be on the leading edge of innovation and change by supporting students in using their knowledge and skills to support advancements in their communities and in the larger global society.
The Virginia Tech Science Education Program is designed to prepare science educators for teaching science through inquiry processes where students apply their knowledge in real world contexts. Teachers also learn how to facilitate the development of learning environments that motivate and inspire students from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Our science education program is dedicated to preparing scientifically and technologically literate students who can make positive contributions in the world.
The Science Education Program offers:
- initial teacher licensure M.A.Ed. programs in biology, chemistry, physics, and earth science
- doctoral program in science education
The initial teacher licensure programs are for State of Virginia licensure applicants only.
The Virginia Tech School of Education:
Reimagining the future begins with practices that put educational excellence, innovation, and equity at the fore. At the Virginia Tech School of Education, you will develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to transform teaching and learning, conduct groundbreaking research, and engage with learning communities around the globe.
As a global catalyst for individual transformation, we’re pushing the boundaries of knowledge and practice to reimagine a more equitable and just world.
Program Application Due Dates
Summer I & II
November 15 (also Dual Status )
March 15 *
April 15 *
* To be eligible for SOE scholarships, apply before February 1
Due Date (Domestic):
April 15 **
Due Date (International ):
April 1 **
** Deadline for early decision admission with Graduate Assistantships consideration for Fall: February 1
Science Education News
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Science Education Events: Past, Present, and Future
Article ItemVirginia Educators Applying Reading Science (VEARS) Fall 2022 Session 6 , article
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NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED FACULTY
Our Science Teacher Preparation Program is approved by the Virginia Department of Education. All ouf our Science Education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.