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STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

The Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) concentration is designed to provide PreK-12 teachers with the ability to connect their transformative education practices with the scientific and mathematical principles of critical thinking, problem solving, and inquiry for their students. This program also examines best practices for integrating STEM principles across the curriculum, with a specific focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics), Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in Math and Language Arts, and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Those wishing to complete this concentration should take the following courses. The STEM concentration is fully online:

Concentration Requirements
Course Code Course Title Credits
Required Core:
EDGR 500 Professional Planning Seminar 1
EDGR 502 Developing Character Through the Curriculum 3
EDGR 535 Theories of Teaching & Learning 3
EDGR 595 Community of Learners 3
EDGR 601 Educational Research 3
EDGR 602 Contemporary Educational Thought 3
EDGR 698 or EDGR 699 Action Research or Thesis (must have EDGR 601 first) 3
STEM Science Courses:
EDCI 561 Foundations of STEM Education 3
EDCI 562 STEM Integration in the PreK- 12 Classroom 3
EDCI 563 From Theory to Practice: Developing a STEM Enhanced Curriculum 3
EDCI 564 STEM Program Leadership 3