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Master of Science in Space Education

Inspire a new generation of space exploration

From the exhilaration of the first moon landing to the excitement of today’s manned rocket launches, the idea of space exploration has captivated young minds for decades, we are proud to present a degree designed especially for educators who want to help K-12 students literally “reach for the stars.”

The Master of Science in Space Education (MSSE) was developed and is offered in collaboration with Nova Southeastern University’s Fischler School of Education and Human Services. * This fully online program unites Embry-Riddle’s aerospace expertise with Nova Southeastern’s esteemed education curriculum. For elementary and secondary school educators as well as those in private industry, such as museum and science center personnel, this program offers the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn about space from the people making history today – and to impart that knowledge to those who will lead the missions of tomorrow.

The program covers critical concepts in space studies and teaches effective strategies for applying those concepts in an educational context. Convenient online delivery makes it possible for all educators, even those employed full time, to enhance their teaching ability and earning power with an advanced specialized degree.

* Nova Southeastern University courses are online. Individual courses may require a practical field experience that can be completed at a local school of your choice.

Degree Requirements
Space Studies Focus
CoursesDescriptionCredits
7Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Courses21
5Nova Southeastern University Courses15
Total Degree Requirements36

ERAU Course Selection


The Following 5 courses are required for all students
CourseTitleCredits
ASCI 511Earth Observation and Remote Sensing3
ASCI 512Space Mission and Launch Operations3
ASCI 513Space Habitation and Life Support Systems3
ASCI 603Aircraft and Spacecraft Development3
ASCI 604Human Factors in the Aviation/Aerospace Industry3
Select 2 courses from the following electives
CourseTitleCredits
ASCI 514Computer-Based Instruction3
ASCI 601Applications in Space: Commerce, Defense and Exploration3
ASCI 610Instructional Systems Design Project3
ASCI 611Aviation/Aerospace Systems Safety3
ASCI 614Aviation/Aerospace Curriculum Development3
ASCI 634Aviation/Aerospace Psychology3
ASCI 636Advanced Aviation/Aerospace Planning Systems3
ASCI 654Adult Teaching and Learning Techniques3
Total ERAU Credits:21

NSU Course Selection


CourseTitleCredits
SCI 523Methods for Teaching Secondary Science3
SCI 600Foundations of Physical Science for Teachers3
SCI 601Inquiry-Based Space Science for Teachers3
SCI 602Teaching Comprehensive Ocean Studies3
SCI 605Interdisciplinary Earth Science for Teachers3
Total NSU Credits15

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This program is available at these Embry-Riddle Worldwide Campus locations and is available Online:

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