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Master of Science for Teachers / Professional Development Classes

Sponsoring Organization: 
New Mexico Tech (New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology)

New Mexico Tech offers an accredited MS degree in Science Teaching. Further, Teachers seeking professional development can take courses in this program a la carte, without the degree program. The program focuses on science content in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and Engineering fields. Many courses are taught by New Mexico Tech professors in small-class settings. Most courses have significant hands-on components. While tuition is very reasonable, almost all students can receive full tuition scholarships and lodging assistance. Increase your confidence -- refresh or upgrade your science knowledge. Go to our web-site and click "Courses" to see individual syllabi, Check out our program!

The Master of Science Teaching (MST) Program at New Mexico Tech was initiated in 1969 at the urging of then Governor of New Mexico, Jack Campbell. Governor Campbell recognized a serious need to improve precollege science and mathematics instruction in the state. He suggested a summer program of graduate level science and mathematics courses for high school teachers. NMT was approached for the program because of its recognized leadership in the fields of science and technology.

George Becker is the current coordinator for this program. He can be reached at 575-835-5470 or gbecker@admin.nmt.edu. This listing was submitted by Prof. Richard Sonnenfeld, one of the instructors in this program.

Submission Type : 
Science Teachers
Eligibility Requirements: 
This program was designed specifically for currently active public or private school K-12 teachers who want to broaden and deepen their knowledge of math and science.
Other Location Information: 
The program is offered on the campus of New Mexico Tech in Socorro. There are also distance learning options available.
Ongoing Event: 
Event Season: 
Year Round
Event Date: 
Program Contact Information
Program Contact : 
George Becker
gbecker [at] admin.nmt.edu
University or College Affiliation: 
New Mexico Tech
Is your program statewide?: 
State Area Options: 
Central Region
What types of communities do you serve?(Urban/Rural): 
Subject Area: 
General - Science
General - Technology
General - Engineering
General - Math
Target Audience: 
K-12th Grade Teachers
Graduate Students
Other (Please Specify)