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

STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) Education

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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

M.Ed. Core Courses:

EDFN 601 Methods of Research (Spring 2019, Summer II and III 2019)
EDFN 545 Advanced Educational Psychology (Spring 2019, Summer I and III 2019)
EDFN 604 Education and Public Policy (Summer II 2019)

ACTE Core & STEM Education Concentration Courses                                       

ACTE 630 Current Technology for Online Instruction (Spring 2019, Summer I 2019)
EDFN 530 Instructional Technology, Design, and Assessment (Spring 2019, Summer I 2019)
ACTE 651 Science Curriculum and Reform (Winter 2019)
**EDUC 651 Mathematics in the School Program (Winter 2019)
EDTE 604 Engineering Principles and Concepts (Spring 2019)
ACTE 655 Integrative STEM Education (Summer I 2019)

Capstone Experience                                   

ACTE 699 Inquiry for Teaching and Learning (Spring 2019)

*Fall A and B indicate the first and second halves of the semester, respectively. 

**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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