The University of Maine is currently accepting applications to our Master of Science (MST) program for fall 2019 (and January 2020).
This two-year program is run by our Center for Research in STEM Education (umaine.edu/risecenter) and students receive a guaranteed assistantship for both years and the summer between those years. The assistantship may involve being a teaching assistant in an undergraduate course or working as a research assistant on a project or some combination of those (and sometimes other) things.
Students complete a research thesis project under the direction of a STEM education faculty member and often the project for mathematics students is based in RUME. Students also have the option of student teaching and obtaining secondary teaching certification in mathematics (and also science if they wish).
The program is a good option for students who are interested in education research but are not sure they want to enroll in doctoral program or for students who want to be a secondary school teacher but also want to learn about education research along the way. You can view our list of graduates and read about their thesis projects here: https://umaine.edu/risecenter/students/graduate-studies/past-students/
Attached is a flyer for the program. Please forward it to any students you think might be interested in the program. More information about admissions and program requirements can be found at https://umaine.edu/risecenter/students/graduate-studies/master-of-science-in-teaching/
If you have questions, I’d be happy to answer them.
Natasha M. Speer
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Center for Research in STEM Education
University of Maine
234 Neville Hall
Orono, Maine 04469
- Undergraduate News