Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education Master of Education (M.Ed.) Online Degree

About STEM Master's Degree

Grow your ability to teach STEM disciplines with a 100% Online M.Ed.

Learn the latest research and best practices for teaching early childhood, elementary and middle school children science, technology, engineering and math with a master's degree in STEM education from California University of Pennsylvania. 

This fully online graduate degree program will provide you with the tools you need to grow your teaching abilities in STEM disciplines. You'll also graduate with teacher leadership skills that will enable you to mentor colleagues and design high-quality professional development experiences.

Become a STEM leader in your school or district.

Cal U's M.Ed. program will enable you to:

  • Improve curriculum, instruction, assessment and content knowledge in the STEM
  • 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.


Collaboration: The STEM teacher education program at Cal U 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. 

Top Accreditation: Cal U's teacher education programs are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. In addition, Cal U education programs have been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954, and we are continuing with the successor organization, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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Best Online Programs 
Cal U's Global Online graduate teacher education programs are consistently ranked among the Best Online Programs by U.S. News & World Report.
NSTA Partnership 
Cal U is proud of our partnership with the National Science Teachers Association and our shared dedication to providing the highest quality professional development for educators.
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Degree Benefits

As an online STEM education graduate student you'll be able to:

  • Enjoy the flexibility of fully online courses that can be completed anywhere, any time.
  • Earn your master's degree while you continue working full time.
  • Grow your opportunities for advancement or promotion in your school or district.
  • Get personalized academic and career guidance from Cal U's dedicated Global Online faculty and staff.
  • Complete your STEM education degree in as little as five terms, taking two courses per term.
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Graduate Outcomes

Your M.Ed. in STEM education can lead to promotions or new responsibilities within your home school, as well as new teaching and district leadership positions. Graduates of Cal U's STEM education master's program have gone on to obtain key positions in school districts across the nation. They are leading the transformation of STEM curriculum, instruction and assessment at many levels for the benefit of their students.

STEM Education Master's Degree
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What do Alumni Say About the Program?

"I have a new job at the STEM Academy in Savannah, Georgia. This middle school was named the #1 STEM school in the nation this past January. The STEM Academy utilizes many of the principles and practices I learned while earning my master's degree at Cal U. Thank you for helping make this dream become a reality." -Sara Ruffini '16

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Integrative Project in STEM Education

As a STEM M.Ed. graduate student you'll have the opportunity to apply your understanding of STEM education through direct interactions with children in schools, teacher leadership initiatives, community service, scientific laboratory experiences, environmental interpretation in parks and science learning in museums.

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Prepare Students For The Future

As a master STEM educator you will be preparing the next generation with in-demand skills for the future. Or, as James Brown, the executive director of the STEM Education Coalition in Washington, D.C., said, "The future of the economy is in STEM. That's where the jobs of tomorrow will be."


STEM Education Master's Degree Courses

Designed for current early education, elementary and middle school teachers, this 100% online program can be completed in five terms of part-time study. Cal U's STEM M.Ed. program does not lead to a teacher endorsement/certificate/license. Current teachers looking to complete a post-bachelor's certificate should view Cal U's STEM certificate program.

Example Courses
  • Methods Of Research
  • Standards-Aligned Curriculum, Instruction And Asessment
  • Nature Of Stem Inquiry Learning
  • Teaching Elementary And Middle School Children Earth And Space Science
  • Teaching Elementary And Middle School Children Life Science
  • Teaching Elementary And Middle School Students Math



STEM Education

  • STEM Certificate
    A program for licensed teachers who are seeking a certificate in STEM Education but do not intend to earn a master's degree. This certificate is run in conjunction with Cal U's technology education program.

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STEM Education Faculty

Dr. Peter Cormas
Assistant Professor

Dr. Kyle C. Fredrick

Dr. J. William Hug
Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Excellence in Elementary Science and Math Education

Dr. Laura J. Hummell
Assistant Professor