Master of Science Education

Developed by Lawrence Technological University, the Detroit Zoological Institute, Cranbrook Institute of Science, and Aquinas College. All courses are aligned with the Michigan Curriculum Frameworks and Benchmarks for Science and the DI standards.


MSE at a Glance

Classes are...

  • Many classes are offered online or hybrid (50-50 online on-campus)
  • Rich in science content
  • Offered in shortened semesters (13 weeks in fall and spring)
  • Classes also offered in summer
  • Constructivist in nature
  • Project and inquiry based

Candidates will...

  • Receive a scholarship of $1,218 per course

Sample Courses (Core and Electives)...

  • Introductory Seminar
  • Geosphere
  • Atmosphere, Weather
  • Astronomy
  • Project Seminar (master's thesis)
  • Cells and Organisms
  • Heredity and Evolution
  • General Ecology
  • Botany and Ecology of Plants
  • Matter, Energy, and Their Changes
  • Materials and Their Uses
  • Motion, Forces, and Energy
  • Electricity, Magnetism, and Waves

Realizing Your Goals

A Master of Science Education degree from Lawrence Tech provides:

  • A comprehensive understanding of science and its links with mathematics for those with or without previous specialized science training
  • Enhancement of classroom teaching and assessment strategies
  • Access to community resources (e.g., Zoological Institute and Cranbrook Institute of Science) for science teaching
  • The opportunity to complete at least two courses each term

  • Asynchronous online courses

  • Assistance with elementary and secondary certifications through Aquinas College and University of Detroit Mercy (contact if you have questions)

Earning Your Degree

Master of Science Education degree-seeking candidates:

  • Must successfully complete 10 three-credit-hour courses, including seven core courses (36 credits for DI)
  • Must begin by taking the Introductory Seminar course
  • Must complete the Capstone Project 
  • May transfer up to nine graduate semester hours (director approval; also for DI you might be able to transfer up to 12 graduate credit hours)

Scholarships for Admitted Candidates

Non-Need Based
All U.S. educators admitted to the program receive scholarships of $ 406.00 per credit hour for all program credits. These scholarships are not based on need.

Need-Based Financial Aid
Additional financial aid, based on need, is also available to graduate students. Michigan tuition grants provide a maximum grant of $2,750 each year. Need-based loans are also available through the Stafford Loan program for up to $18,500 maximum annually.For additional need-based scholarship or other funding and a financial aid application, contact Lawrence Tech’s Office of Financial Aid at 248.204.2120.

"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, consultant, Rochester Community Schools, and Region 6 director, Michigan Science Teachers Association


Getting Started

Admission to the Master of Science Education program as a regular student requires:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.0 (acceptable undergraduate work includes unrelated fields but at least college level science course;  also for lower GPA contact director)
  • Interview with program director
  • Official transcripts of all completed college work, sent directly from the college Registrar Office
  • Resume that includes three professional references (name, title, position and contact info), teaching experience, and extracurricular activities

  • Copy of teaching certificate if certification is sought

Contact Us

For more information about Lawrence Tech’s Master of Science Education program, visit Natural Sciences. You can also contact the Department of Natural Sciences at 248.204.3600, or program director at  science education, integrated science, master of science education, teacher endorsment

 Master of Science Education with DI Endorsement