STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Teacher Education

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Master of Education: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Teacher Education - Credits: 31 (program code: 0905)

Program Description

The STEM program for elementary and middle school teachers is a completely online graduate program for certified teachers and other educators interested in increasing their content knowledge and teaching skills.

The experienced course instructors will guide you through the most recent innovations in helping elementary and adolescent children excel in the STEM disciplines. Through reading online texts, observing videos of high-quality STEM teaching in classrooms, conducting hands-on experiments and sharing ideas with your colleagues, you will learn many ready-to-use activities that foster STEM learning.

Our program emphasizes a constructivist teaching philosophy that takes into consideration the prior knowledge and background of individual learners. The program is performance-based and shares research-based practices that will prepare you to teach STEM disciplines with children Pre-K to eighth grade.

Delivery Mode

Global Online (100 percent online delivery)


Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation  (CAEP, formerly NCATE)

Approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education



Pennsylvania Act 24, 34, 114 and 151 clearances (or appropriate clearances for non-Pennsylvania residents) are required for field-based course registration but not admission. Applicants may be admitted to the program but will not be able to register for field-based courses until all of the up-to-date clearances are submitted.


Students in the elementary education STEM program receive academic and professional advisement from the program coordinator and program faculty. Each student is assigned to an academic adviser from the time he/she is accepted into the program of study. Advisers work with students to discuss, monitor and provide advisement as it relates to their program of study.

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For Additional Information

Phone: 866-595-6348

Program Coordinator

J. William Hug, Ph.D., M.S. (Pennsylvania State University)
Web Page:
Phone: 724-938-4135

Graduate Faculty

Deborah Farrer, Ed.D. (West Virginia University), Associate Professor; specializes in reading

Kyle Fredrick, Ph.D. (University at Buffalo), Assistant Professor; specializes in groundwater hydrology and groundwater modeling

Laura Hummell, Ed.D. (East Carolina University), Assistant Professor; specializes in educational leadership and instructional design

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