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MAEd in Science Teaching


School of Education: (440) 826-2166, (440) 826-3779 (fax)
Admission Counselor: Cheryl Lee, (440) 826-2915,


There is a strong need for passionate, skilled science teachers in northeast Ohio, statewide and nationally. Baldwin Wallace University is answering this call through an innovative new program. The Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) in science teaching combines BW's proven teacher training with extensive hands-on hours in participating school districts and real-world scientific experience through an internship with a local company.

Preparing Teachers Through Experience

The MAEd in science teaching is a 14-month, on-campus program that prepares students who have an undergraduate baccalaureate degree and major in biology or chemistry to become highly-effective science teachers for grades 7-12.

This full-time program includes key coursework in research-based teaching strategies, five-days-per-week field and clinical experiences in local schools, and an integrative seminar to support candidates' professional development as teachers. The program concludes with a unique industrial internship designed to provide future teachers with real-world laboratory experience that they can incorporate into their classroom instruction.

Program Features

  • Cohort model where students form close professional relationships with classmates and faculty
  • Individualized mentoring by supervising faculty in the placement district
  • 14-month, full-time program starts in May, with license completion the following summer, so students are eligible to teach in the fall
  • Master of Arts in Education degree is awarded at the conclusion of the four terms
  • Extensive field and clinical work in classrooms throughout the academic year
  • Unique industrial internship provides real-world laboratory experience
  • Guaranteed job interviews for any open position in students’ teaching field in their placement school district
  • Comprehensive program price includes tuition, books, and fees for professional association memberships and background checks
  • Inquiry-based learning, research-based teaching, and technology integration are guiding principles of the program