Master of natural science program
The Modeling Institute at ASU offers a content-focused, five-semester, sustainability-themed master’s degree program for elementary educators seeking preparation to teach science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) subjects in middle school. Graduates of the program receive a master of natural science degree with a concentration in middle school science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
This program, based on the nationally acclaimed Modeling Method of instruction, employs a new educational pathway for the advancement of teachers whose interests lie in the areas of mathematics and science education. Themes of urban ecology, urban sustainability, biodiversity and ecosystems run throughout the courses and activities of middle school STEM MNS program courses.
The Modeling Institute is an NSF-sponsored consortium of science, technology, engineering and mathematics education programs across all Arizona State University campuses.
Our goal is to address the critical shortage of highly-qualified STEM educators in Arizona’s middle schools.