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. Wheelock's online program includes:

  • 10 graduate courses (30 credits) that can be completed in 20 months
  • 8-week courses offered consecutively and separated by short breaks
  • A focus on content and pedagogy - we help teachers teach better!

Wheelock's online 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 current teachers to continue their education at a place and time convenient for them. Each 8-week course is $1,795. The total program is $17,950 (at the current cost per credit).  Take your next step:  

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. See our our curriculum for full details, including course descriptions.

An elementary math teacher delivers a lesson

Advance your licensure

This degree includes both a Math and Science certificate that each meet the Massachusetts State Department of Education requirements to advance licensure to the Professional level. This makes the program a great fit for anyone who already has their initial teaching license. 

A graduate degree for the future, delivered online

As a private, non-profit college founded in 1888, Wheelock has provided transformational education for over 125 years to people passionate about making the world a better place for children and families.

As a natural evolution of that mission, this degree allows teachers anywhere to pursue an advanced degree in STEM education while teaching. Are you ready 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 improve math and science instruction among elementary school teachers. This degree was partially funded from this initiative. Learn more about our expertise >

Here's what two recent graduates had to say about the program:

Tracey Deegan"It was a real challenge but well worth the time and effort that went into it!  I can honestly say I think I learned almost as much from the fact that it was online as I did from the content of the courses. As a result of my Master's, I can attribute receiving a $10,000 grant to run a STEM camp this summer along with a new part time position as Math Curriculum Coordinator K-5 for my District.  It is exciting the avenues that have already opened up just since May."

Tracey Deegan,
Math Curriculum Coordinator, grades K-5

Jennifer Prystash"As a wife, mom of 4, and full time special education teacher, Wheelock College's online Masters in STEM Education program has given me the perfect way to pursue my degree from home, on my own time. The professors are incredibly helpful and the discussion forums are a great way to gain a better understanding of the course topics. This program has made my journey to further my education one that I am incredibly proud to be a part of."

Jennifer Prystash, 
Special Education Teacher- grades K-2

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

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