Curriculum and Instruction

Tuition-Free SEA Program


Earn a tuition-free M.A. in Science Education in one year.

Long Island’s natural environment provides candidates with hands-on experience in teaching the sciences. The SEA program provides training that will give you an edge on the competition.

Have a passion for teaching science? The Adelphi University Ruth S. Ammon School of Education and College of Arts and Sciences invite you to apply to the accelerated one-year Science Education Advancement (SEA) master’s program, a highly competitive tuition-free program for graduate students interested in teaching middle or high school science.

Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, this esteemed NOYCE scholarship offers a full-tuition scholarship toward the completion of a master’s degree in science education, a paid internship and unique opportunities for experiential learning and mentoring in the field.

Benefits include:

  • A full-tuition scholarship leading to a Master of Arts in Education
  • An accelerated course plan allowing you to earn your degree in just one year
  • Field-based science courses on Long Island
  • Partial stipend for global science field coursework
  • Unique mentoring and professional development support throughout the program
  • Course work and teaching experience leading to New York State certification (grades 7–12) in biology, chemistry, earth science or physics

SEA-science-educationTo qualify for the SEA Program, you must:

  • Have an interest in teaching secondary science
  • Have 25–30 credits, with a grade of B or better, in a science discipline (chemistry, biology, physics or earth science)

Enrollment in this program requires candidates to teach science education in a high-need school district. We’re proud to report that the majority of program alumni choose to continue working in their districts based on positive experiences.

Preference will be given to applications received by April 30.

About the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Fund

The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering and mathematics majors and professionals to become K–12 mathematics and science teachers. The Noyce scholarship track provides funds to institutions of higher education to support scholarships, stipends and academic programs for undergraduate STEM majors and post-baccalaureate students holding STEM degrees who earn a teaching credential and commit to teaching in high-need K–12 school districts. Each track supports Capacity Building Projects to develop the capacity for institutions to provide innovative teacher preparation programs to enable increasing numbers of STEM majors and STEM professionals to become effective K–12 mathematics and science teachers. It also aims to develop the capacity to prepare master science and mathematics teachers.

For further information, please contact:

Tracy Hogan, Ph.D.
Program Director
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p – 516.877.4019

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