Antioch University New England

Environmental Studies (MS) with a concentration in Science Teacher Certification


40 Avon Street

Keene, NH 03431

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Environmental Studies (MS) with a concentration in Science Teacher Certification

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This concentration is the only science teacher certification graduate program in the country that is housed in an environmental studies department. Consequently, our graduate students want to infuse their middle level science (grades 5-9) and life sciences (grades 7-12) with ecology, environmental science, and natural history.

Earn an MS in Environmental Studies and Science Teacher Certification.

Because you are earning an MS in Environmental Studies along with your science teaching certification, you can pursue both formal and non-formal education careers. You can be successful in either public school science classrooms or non-formal educational settings like science museums, nature centers, and environmental learning centers. Be part of a new vision for science education.

The Science Teacher Certification concentration values active classrooms where students and teachers work together to solve compelling classroom and community-based problems. They are playful, messy, and yet very rigorous places, where students design their own scientific inquiries in order to answer intriguing questions even their teachers cannot answer; all the while meeting educational standards. Teachers act more like coaches, facilitators, provocateurs, and guides. Learn by walking the talk.

The only way to fully understand and appreciate a new vision for science education is to experience it first-hand. This is why you’ll learn how to design and teach problem solving based lessons in one of our two lab schools, create a unit for an area science teacher requesting your help, be filmed teaching experiential lessons in our second lab school, and student teach anywhere in the country.

Program Delivery

  • 42 credits - Begins in Fall (September)
  • Classes Thursdays & Fridays and occasional weekends
  • Full-time student teaching during final semester


Antioch University, and therefore New England, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. All degree programs are also approved by the New Hampshire Postsecondary Commission.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 42

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 890 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Distant Town

Size & Settings: 0-999

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