MSTQE is designed for undergraduate students interested in developing deep and broad-based literacy in math, physical and life sciences, and technology. Most students in the program go on to major in education and many elect to become teachers of math and general science. Others go on to teach in informal education, in museums, libraries, environmental education and other venues.

The structure of the MSTQE program is unique in that it builds on a “bridge” partnership with community colleges, which are currently Wright and Truman of the City Colleges of Chicago. Faculty and students from these colleges come to NEIU to teach and study together. The goal is to create a pipeline of diverse candidates who become effective teachers of math, science, and technology.

If you are not from Wright or Truman but are interested in this program, please contact Billie Kersh at

MSTQE Course Schedule

Students may demonstrate that they are eligible for MSTQE through satisfactory completion of English 101. Note: The Math and Science Concepts minor is undergoing curricular and structural modifications. Please contact Billie Kersh at for the most up-to-date information.

Current offerings

Block I

Prerequisites - Math 121 and Math 122
*can take Math 122 concurrently with either course pair

Math 127 MST - Geometry Concepts for Educators
Physical Science 112 MST - Physics Concepts for Educators

Math 202 MST - Number Theory Concepts for Educators
Chemistry 121 MST - Chemistry Concepts for Educators

Block II

Prerequisites - Completion of Block I
Math 125 MST - Statistics Concepts for Educators
Biology 119 MST - Environmental Biology with Lab

Block III

Prerequisites - Completion of Block II
Math 126 MST - Algebra Concepts for Educators
Biology 114 MST - Biology for Educators

Block IV

Prerequisites - Completion of Block III
*For Community College Students: You must be admitted to NEIU to enroll in Block IV.

Math 381 - Discrete Math

Math 380 - Calculus Concepts for Educators
Biology 299 - Ecology concepts for Educators

Cognate Courses

Can be taken at any point throughout program and must be enrolled at NEIU.

Schools and Society - Sociology 104
Cooperative Learning in Adventure Education - HPERA PEMT 342T
Health and Wellness of the Emerging Adolescent - HLED 199