Science Education

The Science Education program at NYU Steinhardt offers bachelor's and master's degree options for prospective teachers to gain certification to teach biology, chemistry, earth science, or physics to students in grades 7-12, as well as a doctoral degree with a focus on Science and Environmental Education. 

BS in Teaching Science, Grades 7-12, Initial Certification

This bachelor of science degree leads to eligibility for New York State initial teaching certification in grades 7-12. You will be prepared to teach biology, chemistry, earth science, or physics in middle and high schools. You will acquire teaching experience in New York City schools and learn to adapt curricula to multicultural environments, with an emphasis on science, technology, and society. 

BA in Science/MA in Teaching Science, Grades 7-12, Initial Certification (for CAS students)

We are currently not accepting applications for this program while the faculty undertake a review of its curriculum.

Open only to NYU College of Arts and Science students, this accelerated dual-degree program allows you to complete a BA in Science and an MA in Teaching Science in only five years, combining a broad liberal arts education at the undergraduate level with a professional education at the graduate level, and saving time and money.

New: MAT in Secondary Education, Grades 7-12, Initial Certification (Teacher Residency Program) 

In this embedded teacher residency program, you'll complete online course work and a full-time teacher residency in an urban partner school. Graduates are eligible for initial certification in teaching science to students in grades 7-12. 

MA, Teaching Science, Grades 7-12, Initial Certification: Clinically Rich Integrated Science Program (CRISP)

We are no longer admitting students to this program. Please see our new Teacher Residency program, an MAT in Secondary Education that leads to eligibility for initial certification in teaching science to students in grades 7-12. 

This one-year, full-time teacher residency program immerses you in a science classroom for an entire school year. You will spend four days a week in a closely mentored teaching residency placement at a Manhattan secondary school, integrating theory, practice, and content into your daily teaching learning and experiences, and progressing to co-teaching two science classes. Students in this program who are US citizens or permanent residents receive $30,000 tuition scholarships.

PhD in Teaching and Learning

This doctoral program, offered jointly with Environmental Education, has a focus on Science and Environmental Education and prepares scholars and practitioners for leadership roles in education, research, and policy. Build on your practice as an educator and use it to inform theory and research and contribute to educational reform, with a focus on environmental education.

For more information about Science Education at NYU Steinhardt, please contact

Pamela Fraser-Abder
Program Director
East Building, 4th Floor
239 Greene Street
New York, NY 10003-6647