Science Teacher Preparation Program

Admissions for the Masters Degree Program

Minimum admission requirements

  • A minimum of 18 units of biological science coursework
  • 1 year of teaching experience at the time classes begin in the summer

Application Forms

Domestic Graduate Degree Application Packet

On-line Combined Graduate College and Departmental Application and Letters of Recommendation ($75 fee; select the Natural Science for Teachers M.S. Program)

Questions about the application? Problems filling out the forms? Contact Ellie Warder at (520) 621-5903.

Non-Degree Application Process

Please contact Ellie Warder <> or (520) 621-5903 to reserve your place in one or more of our summer courses. Then complete the Graduate College Non-Degree Application ($35 fee).

You do NOT need to submit an immunization form, as that is waived for those taking on-line courses.

Once admitted, you will receive an email with your Student ID number, and you will be asked to confirm your intent to enroll in courses in the coming semester. Once you confirm, you will be fully admitted to the UA, and we will enroll you in your course(s).

Application Deadlines

Applications for the M.S. program are due March 1. Applications for the non-degree Summer program are due by May 31.

Financial Aid Information

The program offers access to a variety of financial aid. Click here to learn more.


Ellie Warder
Natural Science for Teachers Program
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721-0088
(520) 621-5903