Science Teaching

Science Teaching
http://space.rice.edu/MST/
204 Herman Brown Hall
713-348-4939

Patricia Reiff
Program Director
reiff@rice.edu

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. 

Science Teaching does not currently offer an academic program at the undergraduate level.

Director

Patricia Reiff

Application Review Committee

David Alexander
Marjorie Corcoran
Patricia Reiff

Advisory Council

David Alexander
Marjorie Corcoran
Robert Curl (emeritus)
Carolyn Nichol
Neal Lane (emeritus)
Anne Papakonstantinou
Patricia Reiff
Ron Sass (emeritus)
Carolyn Sumners

Educational Professionals

Carolyn Nichol
Anne Papakonstantinou
Patricia Reiff
Carolyn Sumners
James Young

For Rice University degree-granting programs:
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 Catalog/Schedule 

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