Biology Education Graduate Program

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Cultivate the growth of future scientists

Take the next step in your evolution as a biology teacher.

A master's degree gives you better credentials and more options for your career.

Why earn your master's degree in biology education from Missouri State?


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  • Join the next generation of educators – Missouri State is a top choice for current and future teachers. Develop your teaching skills to inspire high school students.

  • Grow and develop – Expand your  understanding of biology principles and apply your knowledge in the classroom. Uncover effective teaching methods to improve student learning outcomes.
  • Study with convenience – Ease your busy schedule with available online and evening courses.
  • Teach dual credit – Elevate your teaching credentials. With a master's degree, you'll be qualified to teach dual-credit courses in biology.

Need your certification?

This program is designed for teachers who already have certification to teach secondary education. If you’re not certified, MSU can guide you on the right path.
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Careers and outcomes: Teach biology and more

Your master's degree will expand your skill-set and prepare you to teach in a secondary education setting. You should also receive a salary boost.

Career options include:

  • College teaching
  • Health care
  • Industrial labs
  • Public relations
  • Research
  • Secondary teaching (high school, middle school)

Review admission and program requirements