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Master of Education: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math EducationMaster of Education: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education

Master of Education: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education

Classes begin Fall Semester Annually

Program Goals

The Cal U STEM Ed program seeks to provide experienced educators with the opportunity to: 1. improve curriculum, instruction, assessment and content knowledge in the STEM disciplines and 2. improve teacher leadership skills that can facilitate the transformation of curriculum, instruction and assessment through interactions with colleagues in grade level teams, schools, districts, states and nations.

Ideal Candidates

The ideal candidate for this program is someone who has a passion for helping children learn in the STEM disciplines and an interest in improving their ability to deliver exemplary curriculum, instruction and assessment.  Many of the people who have graduated from the STEM ED program are elementary teachers in a self-contained classroom, middle level teachers of science/math or educators from museums, nature centers and other science/environmental education organizations.  Many other educators have also used the STEM ED program to further their career goals.  Please contact us if you would like to share your experiences and ask questions about whether this program is a good fit for your unique career pathway.

A Cohort of Colleagues

The STEM Ed program employs a cohort model in which a group of people begin courses at the same time and continue through the program together.  This fosters the formation of collegial relationships in an online learning community, which supports you as you learn and implement new teaching/leadership strategies.  Research on professional development indicates that participation in a supportive community is very important to educator change.

Teacher Certification

The STEM ED program does not lead to a teacher endorsement/certificate/license.  For information about Cal U’s approved initial teacher education programs that lead to a Pennsylvania teacher certificate please follow this link.  Past graduates of the STEM ED program with a Pennsylvania Instructional I certificate have successfully applied and been granted a Pennsylvania Instructional II certificate.  It is important to note that the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) can change their requirements and interpretations at any time so Cal U can make no predictions about future teacher certificate requirements.  Our STEM Ed program’s out-of-state graduates have contacted their Department of Education for information about teacher licensure issues.  Cal U will support you with transcripts or other documents in this process.

Accreditation

Cal U’s teacher education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (formerly NCATE).  This accreditation assures you that Cal U has implemented and is engaged in a rigorous data-driven evaluation and continuous program improvement process.  In addition, the university as a whole is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Cal U's global online programs received excellent rankings from the Guide to Online Schools and for the fifth consecutive year, The Princeton Review recognized Cal U as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in North America.

Cal U’s history of over 160 years of teacher education speaks to the quality and longevity of our programs and institution.

National Science Teachers Association

Cal U is proud of our partnership with the National Science Teachers Association  and shared dedication to providing the highest quality professional development for educators. For more information about the NSTA please review their teacher learning center webpage.

More information

Please contact us for more information about your questions.  The kind folks in the Global Online Office provide a single point of contact to successfully apply, register and complete the STEM ED program.  For more information about our Global Online classes, contact us at 724-938-5958 or toll-free at 1-866-595-6348 or e-mail us at stemonline@calu.edu.

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