This program is offered to State of Virginia Licensure applicants only.

Campus: Virginia Tech Blacksburg Campus

Instructions: Residential/ On Campus

                    

Virginia Tech offers a Secondary Science Education teacher licensure program in which candidates earn a Master of Arts in Education in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. The Secondary Science Education program is nationally accredited and is approved for licensure in Biology (grades 6-12).

Nationally Accredited (CAEP)
Focus on Socialcultural & STEM Education
Middle school & high school internship experiences
100% Job Placement
Our Biology Licensure Program (6-12)

Virginia Tech offers a Secondary Science Education teacher licensure program in which candidates earn a Master of Arts in Education in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. The Secondary Science Education program is nationally accredited and is approved for licensure in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, or Physics (grades 6-12).The MAED Science Education Licensure Program includes coursework in educational foundations, science teaching pedagogy, special education, instructional technology, content area reading, and history/philosophy of science.

Why Study Science Education Here?

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.

Faculty Research Interests

Place-based STEM Education

Inquiry Pedagogy

Sustainability Science Education

Ecojustice Education

Sociocultural factors influencing students’s™ participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics

The role of race and racism in the science experiences for youth of color

Transform oppressive conditions in order for students to realize their science potential and aspirations

 

Science Education Research Highlights

Klechaya, R. & Glasson, G.E. (2017). Mindfulness and Place-based Education in Buddhist-oriented Schools in Thailand. In M. Powietrzynska and K. Tobin (Eds.) Weaving Complementary Knowledge Systems and Mindfulness to Educate Literate Citizenry for Sustainable and Healthy Lives(pp. 159-170). Rotterdam/Boston/Taipei: Sense Publishers.

Duer, Z., Piilonen, L, & Glasson, G. E. (in press). Belle2VR - A virtual reality visualization of subatomic particle physics in the Belle II experiment. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications.

Brand, B., Kasarda, M., & Williams, C. (in press). Inquiry by Engineering Design: Applying the Sixth "E". Technology and Engineering Teacher.Glasson, G.E. (2015).  Ponder this: Can ecojustice education go mainstream? In M. Mueller, and D. Tippins  Ecojustice, citizen science and youth activism: Situated tensions for science education. (pp. 171-176).  New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co.

Brand, B. (2015) A Broom and a Mop Just Won’t Do: From Sharecropper to Educator, A Forerunner for Social Change.  Tate Publishing: Mustang, Ok.

Related Programs

Students interested in applying to the Biology Licensure Program (6-12) should contact the program advisor, Dr. Takumi Sato, by email at takumi@vt.edu.


Visit our office at 310 War Memorial Hall (0313), 370 Drillfield Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24061

Application Deadlines

Spring: November 15

Summer I & II: March 15*

Fall:  April 15*

*To be eligible for SOE scholarships, apply before Februray 1.

CONTACT US

Takumi Sato
Program Advisor
Teaching and Learning MC 0313

War Memorial Hall RM 310
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(540) 231-2727

takumi@vt.edu

Nancy Nolen
Program Admission Support
105 War Memorial Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-5348
nanolen@vt.edu

School of Education

226 War Memorial Hall (0313)

370 Drillfield Drive

Blacksburg, VA 24061