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Science Education

Students interested in Science Education have a variety of options at the Curry School of Education. 

For undergraduates interested in teaching middle and/or high school science, we offer our B/MT, a five-year program that includes both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree along with licensure and endorsement. 

For post-graduates, we offer our post-graduate MT, a 2-year master’s program.  In both of these programs, students may choose from the following licensure areas: biology, chemistry, Earth & space science, and physics.

Our M.Ed and Ed.D degrees are offered in conjunction with Curriculum and Instruction, where Science is an emphasis area in the Curriculum and Instruction framework.

Finally, we offer a Ph.D. with a concentration Science Education designed to prepare graduates for college or university positions in science education or for positions within research organizations with specific areas of curricular expertise.

We are pleased to announce that the Curry School has received a multi-million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to provide SCHOLARSHIPS to students in science and engineering, as well as non-student scientists and engineers in industry, to receive Master's of Teaching degrees in secondary science teaching of high school science or engineering. Please contact Dr. Frackson Mumba for more information, Tel: 434-243-3651, or

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What are the benefits of training as a Secondary school Science Teacher?

• Jobs are available due to critical shortage of science teachers.
• Make an impact in people’s lives and on society.
• Good Salary – average $56,069 (2010-11)
• Great job security
• Variety in your work: New students, new techniques; never boring!
• Lifelong learning – join those who value ongoing science learning
• Conducive to family life –same days off as your kids.
• Summers off.  Time to try something different.

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