Science Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science Education, and Advanced Certificate

Fall Admissions Deadline: March 15th
Spring Admissions Deadline: October 19th

Want to become a science teacher? The City College of New York prepares graduates to teach in middle and high schools and obtain their New York State teaching certification. We offer master’s degrees in secondary biology, earth science, chemistry, or physics and for candidates without a background in these disciplines we offer a master’s degree in middle school science.

We also offer an advanced certificate program for those that hold a master’s degree in science or a closely related field who would like to become middle or high school teachers.

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Love Science? Reach your potential through teaching: only here at ccny

Only CUNY School in Upper Manhattan to offer a Master’s Degree to teach Middle School Science. Open to candidates from all disciplinary backgrounds

Led by faculty who have been awarded NSF grants with partners such as the American Museum of Natural History and the New York Hall of Science

Expands the classroom to include the local environment and science-rich community resources such as zoos, parks, gardens, museum, nature centers

Science - content classes taught through hands-on, inquiry explorations with a focus on how to teach in middle and high schools

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Student Info

Students from all over the world with a passion for science and science teaching find teaching jobs fast after-graduation due to the high demand for science teachers in New York City. Students with any undergraduate degree can find a path to becoming a science teacher.

Faculty Info

Faculty includes Yael Wyner, Associate Professor in the School of Education and the Department of Biology, and Program Director of Science Education at CCNY. In partnership with the American Museum Natural History, Professor Wyner developed with NSF funding Ecology Disrupted, an educational approach for linking daily life to environmental issues and sustainability. Prof. Steinberg, Professor in the School of Education and the Department of Physics and Program Director of Science Education at CCNY, received a Ph.D. in applied physics and a high school science teaching certificate from Yale University.

Science education curricular innovation

Curricular Innovation

Inquiry science learning with classroom-ready investigations / Evening classes to fit with working teacher schedules / Full-time program options / Mix of hybrid, in-person, and online classes / Focus on hands-on exploration with materials


Science Education Master Programs

Below are the different Master's and advanced certificate programs in science education offered at The City College of New York. Click on each link to see admissions and programs requirements. 

Program DirectorYael Wyner

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Last Updated: 12/08/2023 14:12