STEM - M.Ed. in Assessment, Curriculum And Teaching

STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) Education


The STEM Education concentration of the Masters in Assessment, Curriculum and Teaching is designed for educators interested in learning the foundational tools and pedagogy for integrated STEM Education. Through a multidisciplinary approach, this program helps prepare graduates to integrate Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics by ensuring that they can:

  • Integrate student-centered learning approaches to improve the quality of K-12 education and interaction with the larger community
  • Incorporate active project-based learning
  • Develop and use skills in analysis, problem solving and critical thinking
  • Create varied and targeted assessments that effectively measure student learning aligned to content standards and leveraging emergent instructional models
  • Develop methods of evaluating and improving curricular design through the use of student assessment data
Program Start Dates

Fall A                    End of August

Fall B                    Mid October

Winter                   Mid December

Spring A               End of January

Spring B               Mid March

Summer 1            Mid May

Summer 2            Mid June

Summer 3            Mid July

This Program is Designed for:

  • Teachers who hold an initial teaching certification in any discipline K-12
    (*This program will NOT lead to an initial teaching certification)
  • Teachers in STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering and mathematics

Program Highlights:

  • Accelerated courses— can be completed 100% online
  • Affordable tuition rates
  • Credits meet ACT 48 requirements
  • Interdisciplinary faculty from three departments

Program Courses

EDFN 545 Advanced Educational Psychology (Summer 2021, Fall 2021)
EDFN 601 Methods of Research (Summer 2021, Fall 2021)
EDFN 604 Education and Public Policy (Summer 2021, Fall 2021)

ACTE 630 Current Technology for Online Instruction (Spring 2021)
ACTE 625 Technology and Assessment for Learning (Summer 2021, Fall 2021)
ACTE 651 Science Curriculum and Reform (Summer 2021)
**EDUC 651 Mathematics in the School Program (Summer 2021)
EDTE 604 Engineering Principles and Concepts (Summer 2021)
ACTE 655 Integrative STEM Education (Summer 2021, Fall 2021)

CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE                                   
ACTE 699 Inquiry for Teaching and Learning (Fall 2021)


**MATH 610 is also accepted as an optional substitution for EDUC 651. MATH 610 has a concentrated focus in secondary mathematics education, while EDUC 651 focuses on elementary mathematics education. In order to utilize this offering and enroll in MATH 610, students are required to complete a course substitution form and submit it to Dr. Oliver Dreon for approval prior to enrolling in the class.

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