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Teaching Science, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

This program provides an opportunity for students interested in teaching middle or high-school or entry level college science courses to earn an advanced degree with a primary emphasis on sciences that will be of value in their classrooms. The program gives students a broad background in graduate content sciences, and in science teaching and learning.

Students who are not teachers may enroll concurrently in an Alternative Teacher Certification Program.

Accreditation

The University of Texas at El Paso is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral level degrees.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • MST Leadership Practicum
  • Classroom Research Methods
  • Science Tools, Standards, Safety, Ethics
  • Societal Context of Science Education
  • Inquiry Science Education in Bilingual Settings
  • Science Education in Feminist and Cultural Contexts

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

As a rule, you will need official transcripts from all colleges or universities you have attended mailed directly to UTEP by those institutions.

You may also need:

  • official test scores
  • a statement of purpose
  • letters of recommendation

International applicants will need:

  • official transcripts, provisional certificates
  • official TOEFL scores (if required)
  • letters of recommendation
  • confirmation of financial resources

Tuition Fee

  • International

    914 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 914 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    403 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 403 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for El Paso

  • 888 - 1650 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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