Master of Science in Teaching
The Master of Science in Teaching (MST) is offered by the University’s Center for Research in STEM Education.
- The program is designed to increase the number of qualified teachers in science and mathematics and to offer a research-based professional development opportunity for pre-and in-service teachers seeking Master’s degrees.
- The program also attracts doctoral students interested in improving their knowledge of teaching.
*The MST is a 31-credit Master’s program requiring specific coursework, a research thesis, and guided teaching experiences in introductory science and mathematics courses on campus.
- Students will participate in and understand the results of education research in their discipline(s) and its application to teaching and learning.
- Students may use the degree to work toward teacher certification by choosing electives that meet some certification requirements, including a student teaching experience in a secondary classroom.
- The MST’s initial certification track for secondary science and mathematics is approved by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Concentrations currently available:
- Earth Science
- Physics and Astronomy
The Master of Science in Teaching program is designed for:
- Recent graduates from science, mathematics, and engineering programs who want to prepare for a career in secondary science or mathematics teaching.
- In-service teachers desiring a Master’s degree containing courses that integrate content with research-based science or mathematics instruction.
- Scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and those in related fields wishing to make career changes into secondary science or mathematics teaching.