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Peace Corp Master’s International Program—MS

Teach Science Abroad

The Master's International Program is a partnership between Michigan Tech and the Peace Corps. The Peace Corps Master’s International (PCMI) Program in Applied Science Education, offered jointly by the Departments of Chemistry and Cognitive and Learning Sciences, affords students the opportunity to incorporate Peace Corps service into a Master of Science in Applied Science Education. This PCMI program is the only one of its kind in the country.

Science education is linked to the economic prosperity of a country, and there is a critical need for science teachers in the United States and abroad. You can make a world of difference in a developing country, while benefiting from a practical, international teaching experience. As part of the program’s on-campus curriculum, you will gain training in a scientific content area and in the basic theory, practice, and application of education.

Volunteers develop proficiency in the following:

  • Communicating effectively, in both written and oral forms;
  • Working in diverse teams;
  • Addressing complex problems and utilizing diverse perspectives;
  • Motivating students in both the short and long term;
  • Working with students of diverse cultural and behavioral backgrounds; and
  • Adapting to challenging and rapidly changing circumstances.

Upon returning from Peace Corps service, you may complete the student teaching requirement and any additional course work necessary for teacher certification in Michigan.

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