The Master of Science in Multidisciplinary Science (MSCI) degree program integrates scholarship, research, and practice in collaboration with inpiduals, communities, educational institutions, and agencies. Offered by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education, the program is designed to meet the professional needs of middle school math and science teachers or high school science teachers by expanding their science and math content and pedagogy knowledge.
The benefits of Texas Tech University's Master of Science in Multidisciplinary science degree are that Science and Mathematics courses are taught by committed scientists experienced in teaching teachers, Graduate-Level content science and math courses are designed to enhance the content knowledge of teachers, upon successful completion of the program, teachers are better prepared to pass the Composite Science Certification Examination.
Currently, there is a 100% passing rate for MSCI students who have taken the test, and upon successful completion of the program, teachers are better equipped to provide a broad-based science background to students, leading to greater learning and improved test scores.
This interdisciplinary program leading to a Master of Science degree with a major in multidisciplinary science is administered by the College of Education with faculty and courses drawn from participating units throughout the university. The program has two tracks, one for secondary science teachers or K-8 teachers with a strong science background and another for middle-level science and math teachers. The program requires completion of a core of nine courses. Students complete 36 credit hours of graduate coursework in integrated math and science education based upon the area of emphasis chosen - middle or high (secondary) school.
Specifically designed for employed teachers, this program focuses on increasing pedagogy and content knowledge with cross-disciplinary teaching and learning applications. Students will be placed in a cohort that allows opportunities for interaction with their peers and instructors. Coursework is offered online in the fall and spring semesters with a three-week face-to-face session each summer. Meeting locations depend on the area of emphasis chosen: Middle School - TTU Center at Junction in Junction, TX and High (Secondary) School - Main Texas Tech Campus in Lubbock, TX.
Applicants must have a valid Texas teaching certificate and must be currently teaching in a middle or high school.
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Coursework is offered online in the fall and spring semesters with a three-week face-to-face session each summer.
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