Master of Arts in Science Education to be offered at a distance through UNI

Science teacher and students looking at tree models and blocks of wood

The University of Northern Iowa is accepting applications for its Master of Arts in Science Education program that begins in Summer 2017, with an optional Spring 2017 jump start. This program integrates theory, application and content, allowing K-12 teachers to update pedagogy as well as content knowledge in their specialty areas and add endorsement areas to their teaching licenses if needed. Participants will learn how to teach science in a way that helps students to construct their knowledge within an inquiry framework.

"Classes allow teachers to collaborate with other teachers, from a range of subject areas and backgrounds, which widens their perspectives on science education and opens many doors to fresh, new ideas for their own classrooms," says Dawn Del Carlo, Program Coordinator.

Many courses in this program are offered Wednesday evenings via interactive video conferencing. Courses are supported online using eLearning, a Blackboard learning management system. Some courses use a blended approach, with required in-person instruction.

The program uses a cohort model in which a group of students moves together through part of the course sequence but also offers a variety of electives to best fit individual’s professional interests and goals. To learn more about this program and how to apply, visit

For information about additional offerings available through UNI Continuing and Distance Education, visit or call 319-273-5970 or 800-648-3864.