Master of Education in Earth Sciences

In collaboration with the Dutton e-Education Institute and the World Campus, Penn State's Department of Geosciences offers an instructor-led online Master of Education in Earth Sciences program for secondary science teachers.

The Master of Education in Earth Sciences degree program includes 21 required credits (7 courses) and a minimum of 9 elective credits to comprise the 30-credit degree program.

The courses that make up the M.Ed. in Earth Sciences program are offered during the 15-week Spring and Fall semesters, as well as the 12-week Summer semester.

Please follow the links to the left to learn more about our program!

Where we are!

This map plots the locations of current students and alums of the M.Ed. in Earth Sciences program

locations of current and former students in the M.Ed. in ES program

Recent Program Highlights

Summer 2014 Graduation

Jennifer Shaw and Zach Sheerer are the most recent program graduates! Here's a snapshot of them with their post-graduation smiles on standing with Eliza!

Shaw, Richardson, Sheerer after summer graduation at PSU

Jennifer Shaw, Eliza Richardson, and Zach Sheerer at the 2014 PSU summer graduate school graduation. photo credit: Z. Sheerer

Fall 2013 AGU Meeting

Four students traveled to the American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco in December 2013 to present their research projects. Greg Collins and Art Mina presented a poster in a seismology session in which they discussed their observation that regions where slow slip has been observed in subduction zones also produce fewer than normal aftershock sequences when ordinary earthquakes occur there.

collins mina richardson mcguire agu 2013 poster

Katona Miller and Katrina Bullock presented a poster in an education session in which they showed off the educational materials they created and taught to their own students based on our group's recent research regarding the nature of slow slip events in subduction zones.

miller bullock richardson agu 2013 poster


Did you know...

...that the National Science Teachers Association has a position statement regarding online learning? See "The Role of E-Learning in Science Education"