Antioch University New England

Environmental Studies (MS) with a concentration in Science Teacher Certification–Middle Level Science (grades 5–8)


40 Avon Street

Keene, NH 03431

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Environmental Studies (MS) with a concentration in Science Teacher CertificationMiddle Level Science (grades 5-8)

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 5-8) 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. And for those of you who want to teach during your summers off, you can also find opportunities in non-formal educational settings like summer camps, outdoor adventure programs, 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.

Combine your Antioch experience with the Peace Corps and save.

Peace Core   Combine on-campus coursework at AUNE with two years of service in the Peace Corps and earn 9-credits, tuition-free, as Peace Corps volunteers. Save up to $10,000 in tuition and fees and have an international experience of a life-time by being part of our Masters International Program.

Program Delivery

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

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Distant Town

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