Feb 21, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education, MSEDU

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The Department of STEM Education offers programs leading to a Masters of Science in STEM Education and offers a strand option in the Education Sciences PhD program (see Education Sciences for more info). The MS in STEM Education program is a 30-hour program designed to prepare candidates for advanced roles in K-12 educational settings in the STEM content areas or for a terminal degree route in a STEM Education field. Full-time students in the STEM Education graduate programs are not required to serve in a funded assistantship, but those interested are eligible for the positions available. Part-time enrollment in the program is allowed and the program can be completed in evening hours 


Admission Requirements  

Admission to the MS in STEM Education program requires completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education. While this degree does not have to be specific to a STEM Education field, the applicant does need to have strong content knowledge and an interest in the STEM field as evidenced by the rest of the application materials. The applicant must have adequate GRE scores, GPA of at least 2.75 at the undergraduate level and 3.0 at the graduate level, transcripts from previous institutions, a statement of career goals, and three letters of recommendation. The TOEFL is required for students in which English is not their first language. Once the application has been reviewed, applicants will be required to participate in an impromptu writing sample and interview with STEM Education faculty before a final admission decision is determined. 


Degree Requirements

The department offers a variety of coursework in order to design a degree program that best meets the needs of the students in the program. Each student in the MS in STEM Education program is required to complete 12 hours of a specialization in a STEM content area (non-STEM Education courses). With the addition of 6 hours of electives, candidates in the program can acquire 18 hours of graduate coursework in a content area to meet the minimum guidelines needed to teach college-level courses in that content area. The remaining 12 hours of the program are dedicated to STEM Education coursework. 


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