College of Education - M.S. in Teaching
My interest in this program was partly due to its small size. Coming from a large undergraduate degree, I wanted something where students knew one another and teachers knew your name. Not only did I get that from this program but I also found the teachers and the other students together created a really tight community, and I was a part of it!
--Alison Barnes, Elementary MST Graduate, 2009
During the first day of the MST program last summer, I was a complete nervous wreck. I had no idea how to be in a classroom; I did not know how to present myself to the students, how to organize lessons and units, and how to be a teacher. I wanted to be a teacher, but the thought of being in front of students genuinely scared me. Now, during the last two weeks of the program, I feel like a completely different person. I cannot wait to have my own classroom. I feel completely confident to run a class, plan effective and meaningful lessons and units, and to be the teacher I have always wanted to be.
--Austin Martinez, Secondary English MST Graduate, 2009
The M.S.T program pushed me to become a better teacher than I thought I could be. It was hard work but worth it. I feel prepared, confident and ready to be in the classroom.
--Heather Keller, Secondary Chemistry MST Graduate, 2009
The MST program provides students with the rare opportunity to gain experience with educational research, differentiated instruction, and teaching for social justice while gaining a Master’s degree in a short period of time. In a brief thirteen months this program transformed me into a confident educator and leader. This is largely due to fact of supportive professors and colleagues involved in the program. Because of this program, I am prepared to begin my educational career armed with an immense amount of tools and knowledge that will make me successful in reaching all of my professional goals.
--Laura Oliver, Elementary MST Graduate, 2009