24 months
25686 USD/year
25686 USD/year
8738 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Masters of Science for Teachers program is offered throughout the year via distance instruction and as live courses on the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology campus and around the state.


The Master of Science for Teachers (MST) Program at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT) was initiated in 1969 at the urging of then Governor of New Mexico, Jack Campbell. Governor Campbell recognized a serious need to improve precollege science and mathematics instruction in the state. He suggested a summer program of graduate level science and mathematics courses for high school teachers. NMT was approached for the program because of its recognized leadership in the fields of science and technology. 

Teacher enhancement - Training of teachers in the mathematics and science content areas will enrich the classroom experience of students, with the expectation of increased math and science literacy of all students and increased student interest in math and science careers. This is especially true for pre-college and Advanced Placement curricula as MST courses emphasize current and updated information and teaching methods. Importantly, NMT faculty follow-up permits continued MST student and faculty interaction, thus sustaining and reinforcing concepts and information delivered during MST coursework. MST graduates have traditionally continued taking NMT courses as a means of staying up-to-date on advances in STEM.

MST Program Objectives 

  • To enhance the development of dynamic learning communities comprised of university faculty, MST students, and students of MST students.
  • To provide current, applicable Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) content to MST students, consistent with principles of effective practice in facilitating adult learning including the promotion of collaborative spirit among NMT faculty, students, and STEM professionals; the respect of students' uniqueness and separateness; provision of opportunities for the systemic and altering process of exploration and investigation, i.e. reflection on action, more exploration and investigation, more reflection on action; and last, the encouragement of self-directed learning that considers alternate ways of thinking, learning, and assessment.
  • To enhance classroom teaching and learning through the acquisition of in-depth STEM content knowledge and mastery of successful, effective pedagogical strategies and approaches.
  • To enhance the development of the abilities of MST students to apply vertically integrated curriculum through utilization of national teaching and content standards and Advanced Placement, thus contributing to the development of the educational pipeline carrying students to STEM careers.
  • To provide research opportunities for teacher-participants and their students in collaboration with university faculty.
  • To provide distance learning opportunities via webcasting and frequent on-line interaction between university faculty, teacher-participants, and their students.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

The following are required for graduate applications:

  • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Unofficial GRE scores
  • Unofficial TOEFL or IELTS scores for international students whose first language is not English. English Language Requirements
  • Recommendations letters (three)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25686 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25686 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    25686 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25686 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    8738 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8738 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Socorro

845 - 1320 USD /month
Living costs

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


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