Master of Science in Applied Science Education

For Science and Math (6-12)         

In-Service Teachers

The Master of Science in Applied Science Education (MS-ASE) degree is designed to meet the needs of secondary science and mathematics teachers who want to: 1) improve their knowledge and application of science and/or mathematics in the classroom, 2) continue their professional development, and 3) accomplish the goals of national and state curriculum standards.

This program offers a graduate degree for in-service secondary science and mathematics teachers that promotes professional growth within their discipline and addresses classroom and students’ needs. Through their coursework, graduate students will develop an advanced ability to improve science and mathematics instruction in grades 6-12 by including student-centered practices contextualized in real world applications. This emphasis is a priority in both state and national standards for secondary science and mathematics education. Through their research, students will demonstrate the ability to study the effects of instructional improvements.

An Innovative, Experiential Curriculum

Our master’s degree curriculum design is based on the Common Core State Standards Initiative and the Next Generation Science Standards.

Teachers in our program interact with world-class faculty in science education, science, and engineering—benefiting from their classroom experiences and successes—and receive training in innovative teaching methods and applications. Join an inquiry-based graduate community that supports your professional development and addresses your students’ needs.

Degree Components

For additional requirements, see the MS-ASE Handbook.

University Degree Requirements

MS-ASE Tuition Reduction

The tuition rate for graduate students enrolled in the MS in Applied Science Education graduate degree tracks is 35 percent less than the standard Michigan Tech graduate student tuition rate. Note that only teachers with current certification qualify for reduced tuition.