Applied Science, MAS (Science for Educators)

Master of Applied Science Degree with a Specialization in Science for Educators

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

  • Fully Online
  • 30
  • $446.00
  • $676.00

Why Pursue This Program

The online Science for Educators Specialization is part of the Master of Applied Science (MAS) program and is designed to enhance educators' science content knowledge, demonstrate pedagogy that drives learning experiences and support educators to create applicable, standards-based curriculum.

Students choose the Applied, MAS (Science for Educators) program to:

  • Acquiring new and enhanced knowledge of science concepts and examining science in the context of the world around us
  • Integrating standards-based science content with age-appropriate pedagogy and establishing connections between the natural and designed world, linking science and technology
  • Applying science content to real-world challenges, developing relevant, standards-based curriculum materials and inspiring students with science in action

The requirements for this program include 36 credit hours of coursework with at least 18 credit hours completed for the Science for Educators specialization. Every course uses an approach that shows how, why and where science fits into the real world and applications for curriculum. Courses integrate systems-thinking and are consistent with the Next Generation Science Standards.

A unique aspect of the Science for Educators Specialization, MAS program is the degree project. This project replaces a traditional master's thesis and is intended to be of immediate value in the student's workplace for career advancement. 

The Applied Science, MAS (Science for Educators) degree program provides valuable knowledge that can be applied to a multitude of careers in education, including:

  • Elementary teachers
  • Middle & high school science teachers
  • Community college educators
  • Extension Educators
  • Home school instructors

What's it like to take a program online?

Quality learning experience

The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.


Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

Service you expect from a leading University

Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.