Science Education

The Science Education Program at NYU can help turn your passion for scinece into a career that matters. Whether as a highly qualified educator in schools or as a science educator in a non-profit organization or as a sustainability expert the NYU program can help you become creative and effective educato.

You will work with faculty who have extensive experience both in science education research and in effective teaching and leadership in schools and non-profits

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. 

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 (biology, chemistry, earth science, or physics) to students in grades 7-12. 

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.

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.

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. 

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

Robert Wallace, Ph.D.
Program Director
The East Building, 4th Floor
239 Greene Street