Online STEM Education Master's Degree Program
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Is STEM Education right for you?
21st Century learning initiatives have put a greater emphasis on building strong science and mathematics skills. This online program focuses on STEM education, specifically mathematics and science content for teachers of elementary school students in grades 1-6. The program advances effective teaching methods for elementary-age students, as well as mathematical and scientific knowledge. The 30-credit program includes 21 STEM credits, 12 in mathematics and 9 in science.
A Graduate STEM Education Degree Program for 21st Century Educators
Through our focus on civic engagement and social justice, Wheelock is uniquely positioned to provide our online students with a perspective on education that is both academically rigorous and mindful of the increasing diversity of today's students.
At Wheelock, you will gain a unique combination of teaching theory and practica, content knowledge, practical applications, and classroom skills for continuous professional development or to help you take the next step in your career. And you can work from anywhere that has Internet access.
You can complete the entire Educational Studies: Achieving Excellence in Teaching Math and Science Master's degree online in 20 months. See the Curriculum web page for full details, including course descriptions and tuition information.
Student Learning Objectives
The objectives of our MS in Educational Studies online degree program and the expectations for our online students are the same as those for their on-campus counterparts. This advanced degree program gives students a deeper understanding of the complex field of education by furthering their knowledge of human development and diversity, advancing their research skills, and supporting mastery of the elected content areas of math and science.
Students in the program will demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of concepts important for teaching elementary school mathematics in the following areas: numbers and operations, patterns, functions, algebra, geometry and measurement, data, statistics, and probability.
Students will also demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of concepts important for teaching elementary school science in the following areas: physical science (the nature of matter, motion of objects, Newtonian mechanics, and gravity) and life sciences (characteristics of living things, including the various structures and functions of plants and animals, and adaptations to the environment).
Applicants must submit an online application, an essay, a resume, academic transcripts, and three letters of reference. Wheelock may also request an interview.