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The Master of Science Teaching (MST) degree is a content-based, non-thesis, advanced degree primarily directed towards inservice middle school, IPC (Integrated Physics and Chemistry), Physics, or Astronomy high school teachers and other Education and Public Outreach (EPO) professionals. The goal of the program is to provide content and skills to inservice and preservice K-12 and informal educators, so that they will become proficient in, and able to teach, all the Planetary, Astronomy, and Space Science topics included in the Next Generation Science Standards and the State of Texas science standards.
The teachers who finish the program are encouraged to become master teachers in their school district, multiplying the impact of the program manifold by giving workshops and other inservice programs to other teachers, both in-state and across the country.
Application Review Committee
Robert Curl (emeritus)
Neal Lane (emeritus)
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To view the list of official course offerings, please see Rice’s Course Catalog
To view the most recent semester’s course schedule, please see Rice's Course Schedule
Description and Code Legend
Note: Internally, the university uses the following descriptions, codes, and abbreviations for this academic program. The following is a quick reference:
- Course offerings/subject codes: Courses from various subjects may apply toward the graduate degree.
Department Description and Code
- Physics and Astronomy: PHYS
Graduate Degree Description and Code
- Master of Science Teaching degree: MST
Graduate Degree Program Description and Code
- Degree Program in Science Teaching: STEA
CIP Code and Description1
- STEA Major/Program: CIP Code/Title: 13.1316 - Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2010 Codes and Descriptions from the National Center for Education Statistics: https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/cipcode/