Masters in Education Online: Teaching Elementary Math and Science (STEM)

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Janet Haden, Program Advisor

Is Online Learning Right for You?

Learn about our technical requirements, our collaborative learning approach, and more:
Online Learning FAQ


Learn more about STEM and the demand for STEM educators:
ABCs of STEM Education

See the full curriculum for the online Masters in Educational Studies program:

Key Faculty Members

Meet the high-quality faculty teaching Wheelock's Online Degree courses:

Ellen Faszewski
Felicity Crawford

Judith Richards
Debbie Samuels-Peretz
Jeff Winokur

Wheelock College's Master of Science in Educational Studies with a focus on STEM is an online degree with a particular emphasis on teaching math and science to young children. 

STEM careers are some of the nation's fastest growing fields. And research indicates that young people's interest in STEM grows when early childhood and elementary teachers are confident and skilled in their understanding of teaching math and science. So we're trying to help teachers develop the next generation of scientists, technologists,  engineers, and mathematicians.  

Our 10-course graduate degree program can be completed in as little as 20 months. Courses are offered in convenient eight-week sessions. The online format offers flexibility within a structured weekly class environment, allowing for focused, rigorous discussions and an emphasis on class participation.

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The Wheelock Advantage: Our program provides a balanced emphasis on content AND pedagogy. Learn more about our curriculum and the program's approach to educational studies.

Learning Online: Our program encourages a collaborative online community. Learn how the program is structured and what it's like to learn online.

Important Dates
Summer term begins September 2, 2015. The application deadline is August 14, 2015.

How to Apply
Access our online application and learn about the application requirements.

Financial Aid
Visit Wheelock's Financial Aid web pages to learn about financial aid for our online programs and how you can afford a Wheelock education.

A graduate degree for the future, delivered online

This Master of Science in Educational Studies offers an approach to teaching STEM that emphasizes not only the teaching of science and math, but how children's cognitive development and their racial and cultural identities affect learning. The program also stresses the relationship between you, as a teacher-practitioner, and how research—yours and that of others—informs practice.

This 30-credit degree program offers elementary school teachers the opportunity to pursue an advanced degree in STEM education while teaching. Courses are offered online with no requirement to travel to campus, enabling teachers to continue their education at a place and time convenient for them. This degree includes course clusters that meet the Massachusetts State Department of Education requirements to advance licensure to the Professional level. This makes the program a great fit for someone who already has their initial teaching license.

See our Curriculum page for full details, including course descriptions and tuition information.

Our program provides educators the knowledge and confidence to inspire a new generation of students in the growing fields of mathematics and science.

Nationally Recognized in STEM Education

Wheelock College is particularly committed to STEM education, as evidenced by a NASA-funded STEM Teacher Enhancement Project (STEP), designed to significantly improve math and science instruction among elementary school teachers. Courses developed for the STEM education graduate degree program were funded from this initiative. Learn more about our expertise >

Online Learning Technology

At Wheelock, we strive to make your online experience as seamless as possible. Our online education courses use state-of-the-art online learning technology, which means you have a consistent format in each class you take. In your account, you have access to everything you need, including your course syllabus, staff information, discussion boards, and information about how to access Wheelock support services (including financial aid, writing help, academic advising, disability services, and access to our extensive library—physically and online).

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For more information contact Janet Haden, Program Advisor, at 617-982-2032 or

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