Western Governors University

M.A. Science Education (Middle Grades)


4001 700 E #700

Salt Lake City, UT 84107

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. Science Education (Middle Grades)

Format: Online

Program Description:

To help meet the urgent nationwide need for middle school STEM teachers, WGU offers an affordable, accredited, online Master of Arts degree program in Science Education (Middle Grades). This program provides already-licensed teachers with a greater knowledge and proficiency in a wide range of natural science topics, including biology, chemistry, physics, and earth and space science. The program also incorporates hands-on labs. The Master of Arts, Science Education (Middle Grades) is recognized by all 50 states. WGU’s School of Education is CAEP-accredited.  

WGU holds the same accreditation as many state universities. We offer low, flat-rate tuition that’s about half what students pay at other online universities. With our unparalleled online flexibility, students can complete most of their coursework whenever and wherever works best for their schedule. Students also benefit from our competency-based learning model, which lets them pass most courses as quickly as they prove mastery of the material, making it possible to accelerate their progress and potentially graduate faster. Faculty Mentors work one-on-one with WGU students, providing dedicated coaching, guidance, and support from enrollment through graduation.


The Teachers College at WGU is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)—the first exclusively online teacher education institution to achieve this distinction.

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must have an accredited Bachelor's degree and already possess a teaching license.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify. Aid includes federal Pell Grants and both subsidized and unsubsidized federal Direct Student Loans.

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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