What will I learn?

Master's-level study in science education prepares adolescence-level teachers in biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics. Students who have initial certification at the adolescence level can elect for an Ed.M. which qualifies them for professional certification at the middle school child and adolescence levels. The unique sequence of research experiences and courses in the programs includes science curriculum, science instruction, measurement and evaluation of science instruction, and a research seminar.

Why Biology Education at UB?

The features of our program include:

  • addressing critical issues in biology education
  • applying innovative teaching and learning approaches in the biology education classroom
  • designing and conducting research related to assessment, equity, inclusion, inquiry and technology
  • developing and administering assessment methods appropriate for biology education contexts
  • understanding the environmental, psychological and social conditions of biology education teaching and learning

Which department am I in?

Graduate School of Education

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
US$23,100.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected February 2022

Start date

Expected January, June, August 2022


University at Buffalo, The State University Of New York

12 Capen Hall,


New York,

14260, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A baccalaureate degree in engineering or a related technical field, such as math, physics, behavioral sciences or health sciences. Appropriate academic background varies by graduate specialization. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) for all undergraduate work undertaken during the last two years of the applicant's studies.

For international students

To be eligible for graduate study at UB, we expect: A bachelor's degree (or higher) or the equivalent from an accredited/government recognized college or university; Most such degrees will be four or more years in length; UB recognizes some three-year degrees, but not all; A B-grade (GPA of 3.0) or higher from your bachelor's degree (or equivalent) courses; Grade point averages from non-U.S. universities will be evaluated by UB's Office of International Admissions.

English Language Requirements:

The minimum score of TOEFL IBT is 79, the minimum score TOEFL PBT is 550, the minimum score of IELTS is 6.5, the minimum score of PTE is 55, the minimum score of Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE) Old Scale is 60, New Scale is 185, the minimum score of Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) Old Scale is 65, New Scale is 185.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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