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
  • Mathematics
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Generalist
 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.

Degrees offered: MST

Program Format: On Campus

Application deadline: Priority application by November 15th (Spring) and January 15th (Fall), then rolling

Test Required: GRE

Contact: Franzi Peterson

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Program Website: Master of Science in Teaching