MS Program for Educators

Master of Science in Physics for Educators (MPED)

Designed especially for middle school, high school and community college educators, the MPED program puts the emphasis of coursework, combined with a section of courses on assessment and evaluation theory, and a culminating project designed by the participant.

Helps Working Teachers Improve STEM Learning

This program is designed to give current educators in Physics the opportunity to pursue an advanced degree in their content area while retaining their professional position. Teachers will find that the integration of courses in Physics as well as in pedagogic efficacy with an interest-based master-level project-all during late afternoon and evening class times-will fit their needs as busy professionals while broadening their capabilities, to bring dramatic change to their classrooms.

The content courses have been crafted to be the perfect blend of richness and usefulness that will leave educators walking away masters of their subject, as well as more efficient at conveying content and assessing student learning success. Not only will the program offer the most up-to-date information possible, but participants will regularly be able to keep track of groundbreaking research currently underway at WPI, led by renowned faculty experts.

A Good Choice to Upgrade Licensing

Teachers in Massachusetts are currently required by law (603 CMR 7.00), to obtain a professional license five years after receiving their initial license. The master’s degree, among other options, constitutes a good choice for full-time educators to become eligible for a professional license, as well as a possible increase in pay according to the rules of their district.