- The MS-ASE is designed for both secondary science and mathematic in-service teacher advancement.
- Flexibility within the program allows for online learning during the school year and on-campus coursework during the summer.
- The culmination of the program is an action research project in the student's own classroom.
- Curriculum design based on the Common Core State Standards Initiative and Next Generation Science Standards.
- MS-ASE tuition rates are 35% less than the standard MTU graduate student rate.
Graduate Programs in Applied Science Education
Teachers in the MS Applied Science Education program interact with world-class faculty in science education, science, and engineering, benefitting from their classroom experiences and successes. The MS-ASE program emphasizes student-centered practices and real world applications, a priority in both state and national standards for secondary science and mathematics education. Graduate students in the MS-ASE program join an inquiry-based graduate community that supports their professional development and the needs of their students.
The Applied Science and Mathematics Track is designed for in-service secondary mathematics and science teachers with at least one year of experience, who wish to improve their knowledge and application of science and mathematics in the classroom.
Master's Degree Report Option
This option requires a report describing the results of an independent study project. The scope of the research topic should be defined in such a way that a full-time student could complete the requirements for a master’s degree in twelve months or three semesters following the completion of course work by regularly scheduling graduate research credits.
Of the minimum total of 30 credits, at least 24 must be earned in course work other than the project:
|Course work||24 credits|
|Total (minimum)||30 credits|
|Distribution of course work credit|
|5000–6000 series (minimum)||12 credits|
|3000–4000 level (maximum)||12 credits|
Programs may have stricter requirements and may require more than the minimum number of credits listed here