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Does your career as a teacher require you to obtain a Master of Science degree, continuing education units or graduate course work? Does your schedule make it difficult to attend an evening class once a week after a full day of teaching? Are you looking for graduate courses that focus on science content? If the answer to any of these questions is YES, then consider the Teachers in Geosciences (TIG) program via distance education.

  • Earn a Master of Science degree in Geosciences from Mississippi State University in two years via distance education.
  • Established in 1998, the TIG program is reputable, accredited, and flexible.
  • The 12-course, 36-credit hour program of study includes courses in meteorology, geology, astronomy, oceanography, hydrology and environmental geoscience.
  • All courses in the two-year program are offered online, except the final 8-10 day on-location field methods course. This course is offered at a variety of locations around the country, including Yellowstone & the Grand Tetons; Central Arizona, including the Grand Canyon; Eastern New York; the Outer Banks of North Carolina; San Salvador Island, Bahamas; Western Washington State, including Mount St. Helens and Mt. Rainier; the Eastern Sierra, including Yosemite; Western Lake Superior; and the Great Plains Storm Chase.
  • Designed for K-12 teachers and professionals in education-related fields such as Extension, Park Service, and museums.
  • Enables teachers from most states to obtain a higher certification or pay scale and/or an endorsement. Since each state has its own criteria for advancement and certification, please contact your state’s Department of Education to see how this program relates to their requirements.

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