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Director Megha Khandelwal, PhD

STEM Education Center


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New Mexico Tech Teacher Education Programs offer 3 distinct Pathways to becoming a teacher and/or enhancing STEM Knowledge. Each Path helps students gain the knowledge and experience needed to succeed in the teaching profession.


The Master of Science for Teachers (MST) Program at New Mexico Tech is a unique graduate program in which educators may obtain an MST degree in a content-oriented environment. Coursework emphasizes laboratory and field exercises as students review traditional science and math skills, as well as explore recent advances in these fields. MST students are encouraged to develop classroom and laboratory activities that will be used with their own students. This program is offered primarily through distance education, although courses are offered on-campus during the summer session.
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The  Alternative Licensure Program is a certification program intended for individuals who already possess a bachelor’s degree in any subject, and are interested in becoming a licensed teacher.

The Undergraduate Minor in Secondary Education is a minor intended for students pursuing a bachelor’s degree who have an interest in a teaching career upon graduation.