MA in Biological Science
Our online master’s degree in biology will help you reach your potential. The M.A. in Science Education (Biological Science, 5-12) with its specialization in biology prepares you for secondary certification to teach high school biology. You will become a highly qualified high school biology teacher ready to play a critical role in a student’s development.
Who the program is for:
- Licensed teachers with a bachelor’s degree who wish to earn secondary certification in biology as well as a master’s degree.
- Individuals who can typically spend 15 or more hours per week on their studies.
Note: WGU is the first exclusively online university to receive NCATE accreditation for its degree programs that lead to teacher licensure, a testament to the fact that WGU graduates "have the knowledge and skills to be effective in helping all students learn."
This program will be flexible and adaptable to your schedule. Click here to learn how your program works.
Your Program of Study
In this online master’s in biology, you’ll learn all the essential skills and knowledge needed. This program includes the following areas of study and completion of a teacher work sample.
- General Science Content
- Science Education
- Biology Content (Grades 5-12)
Total Program: 31 Competency Units (credit equivalents)
This program also includes a home science lab. The self-contained laboratory kit includes the lab manual, science equipment, specimens, supplies, and chemicals necessary to complete college lab experiments at home.
Questions & Answers
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Will my state recognize my degree?
Yes. The WGU Teachers College currently serves over 10,000 students throughout the United States. Our master’s degrees are accepted as innovative, leading-edge, credible programs. All teaching programs at WGU are also NCATE-accredited. Speak to an Enrollment Counselor for more details. You can also learn more about WGU’s Student Success and Performance Data.
How will I complete my degree?
As a WGU student you will combine the knowledge you already possess with online courses and independent learning resources to prepare for rigorous assessments that measure your progress in the program. Together with your mentor, you will develop a Degree Plan based on your personal strengths and weaknesses. You can learn more by exploring the WGU Experience. Speak to an Enrollment Counselor who can explain the program in more depth.
Is financial aid available?
Yes, WGU offers federal financial aid. Loans are available to most students, regardless of financial need, and grants that requirement repayment are available to those with financial need. You can check into your financial aid eligibility at any time during the admissions process. Learn more from an Enrollment Counselor or visit the Financial Aid section of the website.