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Master's in Biology Education

If you want to teach biology at the college level, discover the Master of Science in Biology Education program at Indiana Wesleyan University. With this MS program, you can take a deep dive into advanced topics in this field, while sharpening your teaching and leadership skills. You will learn from faculty with experience teaching biology in a variety of settings: classroom, online, and hybrid. This will help you become more effective, no matter which type of education setting you want to pursue. Upon completing this program, students have a firm grasp of scientific knowledge, critical thinking, and quantitative skills.

Why pursue my MS in Biology Education at IWU?

There are several benefits of earning your master’s in biology education at IWU. With this online program, you can take advantage of a full system of student support with the convenience of online learning. We offer tech support, tutoring, and full-time chaplains for all our students. Our Christian faculty teach from the same biblical worldview valued on our campus, so that students can implement these principles in a fulfilling career. Plus, we lock in the rate of your tuition once you enroll. This eliminates the worry of cost increases after you begin classes.

What will I learn in this MS in Biology Education program?

The master’s in biology education curriculum is designed to help students become more effective, knowledgeable teachers in biological sciences. The courses in this Master’s in Biology Education online program cover a wide range of topics, including biological chemistry, cell biology, systems biology, genetics, human physiology, research tools, and more.

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

Tuition & Aid

33 Credit Hours


$499/ Credit Hour

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans’ benefits, and employer reimbursement.

Financial AidTuition Info

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing
What you will study in this MS in Biology Education program

The curriculum for this master’s in biology education covers how to:

  • Effectively analyze and synthesize scientific knowledge of biology
  • Develop critical thinking skills and evaluation skills that are key in communicating biological scientific information to learners
  • Learn quantitative skills that are used to solve biological problems that can be solved mathematically
  • Develop research-based skills that apply qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods of research to formulate results
  • Integrate Christ-like ethics and biblical worldviews into your career

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Adjunct Professor (Biology)
  • Education Service Agency Specialist
  • P-12 Classroom Biology/Science Teacher

Work in Various Industries

  • Industry

Program Requirements
  • A baccalaureate or graduate degree from a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) verified on original transcripts sent by the institution directly to Indiana Wesleyan University.
  • A bachelor’s degree with a Biology major or must be state certified (in any state) to teach Biology at a secondary school level.
  • An undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher from the baccalaureate degree granting institution at which at least a minimum of 30 hours was completed.
  • Candidates need:
    • A valid (but not necessarily current) state teacher’s license, with an endorsement to teach Biology or Life Science, or a valid (but not necessarily current) temporary, standard, or professional teaching license/certificate from another recognized accreditation body (e.g., Association of Christian Schools International), or an official letter from a school administrator confirming employment as a teacher of record.
    • At least one year (i.e., a minimum of one semester and one day) of teaching experience from an approved and accredited public, private, or parochial P-12 school in the United States or abroad.
    • Supporting documentation demonstrating access to a P-12 classroom, preferably secondary Biology or Life Science.
  • Successful completion of the M.S. curriculum.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in all graduate work and a minimum grade of "B-" in each course.
  • Successful completion of admission, mid-program review, and program completion gateways.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.
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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

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