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Master of Science Education

LTU has upgraded the MSE Program to comply with the Integrated Science DI Endorsement standards.  The second track in the MSE Program (MSE with DI) requires 36 credit hours for completion.

Take your lessons beyond the blackboard and really spark imagination! Whether you teach elementary, middle, or high school, a graduate degree can give you the tools to help you inspire your students while helping you advance your career.

The Master of Science Education program is designed for individuals who wish to strengthen competencies in the teaching of elementary school through high school and who may also want to renew their provisional certificates of teaching, to obtain professional  certificates and/or science endorsement from the Michigan State Board of Education (through Aquinas College and UD Mercy). Instruction emphasizes active participation by students and interaction with the instructor and fellow students. Classes teach content while modeling the methods of teaching and learning that should be used in K-12 science classrooms. Participants in the Science Education program learn science content and concepts by means of experiences, discussion, and writing-the same processes from which their own students will be expected to learn.

The objectives of the Master of Science Education program are:

  • To provide teachers with a broad base of scientific knowledge appropriate for elementary school through high school instruction, as well as techniques and tools that allow successful presentation of scientific concepts to their students. Courses combine science content and methods of teaching within an integrated learning experience.
  • To provide teachers with scientific knowledge and updated teaching techniques that will help them create a classroom environment where science is exciting, challenging, student-centered, and inquiry-driven.
  • To provide teachers with the graduate educational experience needed to obtain the professional certificate or a K-12 Science endorsement (certification through Aquinas College and U of D Mercy, please contact teachcertificate@ltu.edu if you have questions  for specifics depending on your situation).  A $200.00 fee is a one-time processing fee that Lawrence Tech will pay Aquinas/UDM for certification needs.  This fee will be paid by the candidate upon application for certification.

For additional information contact Dr. Valentina Tobos at 248-204-3617, or send and e-mail to v_tobos@ltu.edu or msedir@ltu.edu.


 "The MSE program at Lawrence Tech is an exciting and rewarding experience - not only because of the new knowledge and skills I have acquired, but also because of the wonderful people I have met through the program."
- Betty Crowder, science consultant, Rochester Community Schools; special lecturer, Oakland University; and President, Michigan Science Teachers Association