Jun 30, 2022  
Graduate Academic Catalog 2019 - 2020 
    
Graduate Academic Catalog 2019 - 2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

STEM Education, M.A.


Program Director: Chris Brownell, Ph.D.

Overview

This program is designed to help teachers become better informed in the content areas included and integrated in STEM education. This program combines content area instruction, leading-edge methodology, with a research focus on the benefits of integration of topics.  Students who complete this degree will be qualified to assume leadership roles in the K-8 school system in the fields that comprise STEM education.

Admissions Requirements

  • Application form and fee
  • Official transcripts verifying BA/BS degree
  • Orientation interview with program director
  • Statement of Intent
  • One current reference form
  • Letter of explanation if GPA is under 3.0

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain mathematical, scientific and engineering results and arguments clearly, both orally and in writing.
  2. Solve engineering, scientific and mathematical problems using the appropriate technological tools.
  3. Use problem-solving skills strategically to solve real world problems in the STEM subjects through the creation of lessons that teach, encourage and assess these same skills in their students.
  4. Illustrate and describe the key concepts (number sense, place value, proportional reasoning, algebraic thinking, the four seasons, phases of the moon, force and motion, ecological elements etc.) underlying K-12 mathematics and science.
  5. Apply best practices for mathematics and science teaching and learning through the crafting of lessons for their classroom, and the critique of research literature.
  6. Analyze an instructional intervention and critique its practice in relation to educational theories through the completion of a master’s project showcasing knowledge gained.

Program Length/Semester Starts

The Master of Arts in STEM Education is a 30-36 month program and may be started in either the Summer or Fall semester.

Locations Offered

Main Campus