Graduate Programs

Our graduate programs are designed for both in-service (already practicing) teachers and people seeking teacher certification. Our programs can help you:

• enhance your science content knowledge and classroom practice
• obtain your initial teacher certification

For In-service Teachers

Our Master of Arts in Science Teaching Degree (MAST) is a rigorous program designed for practicing teachers to deepen their knowledge of the content and to enhance their classroom practice through a focus on research-based teaching strategies that make science accessible to learners. The program is unique in that it focuses solely on science education allowing students to be part of a supportive cohort of high-achieving science teachers taught by faculty who specialize and conduct research in science education. We strive to provide a cutting-edge, high-quality program that will utilize your professional experiences and build upon your content knowledge to become a highly effective secondary teacher and leader.

For Certification Seekers

Our Masters of Arts in Teaching Science (MAT-S) degree is a challenging Master's program that prepares science teachers for teaching in grades 7-12 and emphasizes the development of a teacher’s ability to develop research-based teaching strategies that make science accessible to learners. The program leads to an Arizona secondary teaching certificate and an endorsement in biology, chemistry, physics, earth science or general science. Spread out over 15 months, the program includes intensive coursework and two student teaching practicums in local middle and high schools.