Rejuvenate your scientific knowledge to maximize student learning.

Refresh your scientific understanding with the online Graduate Certificate in Science in Education from Lesley University. Our program incorporates the latest science findings into all courses for transfer into your classroom or school. You’ll get a hands-on, interactive approach to the content and how to leverage it for improved teaching and learning. And you’ll study in a convenient, fully online environment with experienced faculty and engaged peers.

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  • Maintain your current work and personal schedule by studying online.
  • Benefit from one-on-one academic advising.


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Program of Study

Graduate Academic Catalog

Course Type Credits
CNSCI 5100 Introduction to Physical Science 3
EDSCI 5200 Engineering STEM Solutions 3
EDSCI 6120 Physics of Mechanics
EDSCI 6110 Life Science
EDSCI 6115 Earth and Space Science
EDSCI 6100 Green Chemistry
EDSCI 6105 Natural Disasters
CNSCI 5101 Investigations in Space Science
CNSCI 6104 Investigations in Particles, Fields, and Waves
EDSCI 6018 Learning, Design, and Robotics: Gateway to Critical Thinking
EDSCI 6125 Sustainable Engineering
EDSCI 6130 The Great Diseases: Teaching Infectious Diseases

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Brenda Matthis

Associate Professor

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Nicole Weber

Assistant Professor

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Tuition is $625 per credit hour.

Admission Requirements

You’ll need:

  • A completed application
  • Official transcripts
  • A personal statement
  • A résumé
  • If you are pursuing a graduate certificate for professional licensure or endorsement in Massachusetts, you will need to submit your bachelor’s and master’s transcripts with a copy of your initial license.

We’ll help you get started by gathering your transcripts for you — and we’ll even pay any fees to get copies for you.

Licensure Details

Completion of the Science in Education Online Graduate Certificate program will not provide an endorsement or teaching license through Lesley University. It is your responsibility to understand and comply with the licensure requirements for the state in which you seek to be licensed.

If you currently hold a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and a Massachusetts initial teaching license in elementary education, elementary education general science, middle school general science, or middle school math/science, you may be able to identify 12 credits within this program in the content or subject matter knowledge of your license to apply for a professional teaching license. It is your responsibility to review the content or subject matter knowledge of your license(s). For additional information, please visit our Certification Office’s website.

If you are interested in becoming a teacher and pursuing Massachusetts initial licensure, please contact our Office of Graduate Admissions at

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