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Teacher Education Programs

Master of Science for Teachers

MST Program

Master of Science for Teachers (MST)

Our Master of Science for Teachers Program is designed for current K-12 teachers interested in expanding their knowledge of STEM and learning from expert faculty.

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Program Description

The MST program provides graduate-level classroom and laboratory instruction for teachers or going into science, mathematics, engineering, and/or technology.  MST students are encouraged to adapt activities, demonstrations, laboratory exercises and methods of teaching and apply these as projects in their own classrooms during the academic year.  Courses for the participants are offered in a variety of disciplines and are led by New Mexico Tech faculty.  Courses are offered throughout the year via distance education with in-person course options in summer on the New Mexico Tech campus and around the state.  

Degree Pathways

  1. M.S. for Teachers Coursework-only 
  2. M.S. for Teachers with Independent Study
  3. M.S. for Teachers with Thesis

Our 2020 MST graduate Hope Cahill received Presidential Teaching Award

Presidential Teaching Award​​President Joe Biden announced Hope Cahill of Santa Fe Public Schools as the NM K–6 Science awardee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Established in 1983, PAEMST is the highest award kindergarten through 12th-grade mathematics and science (including computer science) teachers can receive from the U.S. government. See here for Hope's bio.

In Hope's own words- "Completing my MST degree at NMT under professors who are experts in their field and in science teaching made me a more well-rounded and knowledgable STEM educator. My time at Tech really is a huge piece of my journey.  Not just the support, experiences, and knowledge I gained but the professional and personal relationships I formed."

To donate to the MST program, go here.