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College of Arts and Sciences

Master of Science in Teaching

earth and environmental sciences

The Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.) program is administered through the Lynch School of Education in cooperation with the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. It requires admission to both the Lynch School of Education and the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. The program, designed for prospective teachers, acknowledges variations in prior background and skills.

Degree Requirements

The five required courses in the earth sciences must be chosen from among the following: two courses from Exploring the Earth I and II or Structural Geology I, and one course from each of the following groups:

  • Earth Materials or Petrology,
  • Weather, Climate, Environment, Oceanography, or Astronomy, and
  • Petrology, Structural Geology I or II, Environmental Geology, Environmental Chemistry, or Introduction to Geophysics.

Students who have previously taken these courses may substitute other graduate courses within the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department with approval. One semester of full-time residency may be necessary. A comprehensive examination is given to each student near the end of the program. This examination is in two parts—one part is oral in the earth sciences, and the other part is given by the Lynch School of Education.