$3,000,000 to the Middle School Math and Science (MS)2: Understanding by Design master’s degree program. The main goal of the Middle School Math and Science (MS)2: Understanding by Design program is to prepare and increase the number of highly qualified in-service middle school math and science teachers in Texas. This program will provide opportunities for math and science teachers to:
(1) deepen their understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) content and pedagogical content knowledge
(2) create meaningful connections between STEM disciplines as a method of making math and science content relevant to a diverse population of middle school students
(3) develop communication and mentoring skills through dialogue with other math and science teachers and with STEM and education faculty regarding the ties between math and science in effective instruction
(4) experience and produce through group teamwork integrated curricula that focus on addressing common misconceptions to improve middle school education.For more information see the Texas Tech program website.