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M.Ed., STEM Education

The Graduate Program in Middle and Secondary STEM Education

The program in STEM Education is designed to meet the needs of the middle and secondary mathematics and science classroom teacher. The student successfully fulfilling the program requirements will qualify for North Carolina licensure at the Advanced level in the areas of middle grades mathematics, middle grades science, secondary mathematics, or secondary comprehensive science.

Program Overview

Candidates must complete 33 semester hours of coursework:

STEM Core Courses

Hours

EDUC 5102 School Curriculum

3

EDUC 5103 Research Methods for the Classroom Teacher

3

EDUC 5113 Advanced Technology Applications for Teachers I

3

EDUC 5114 Advanced Technology Applications for Teachers II

3

EDUC 5115 Multiliteracies in STEM for Teachers

3

EDUC 5127 Graduate Capstone and Teacher Leadership

3

EDUC 5703 Summer Internship (or Elective)

3

 

21

Middle Grades Mathematics (M.Ed.)

 

STEM Core

21

EDUC 5119 Action Research I: Middle Grades Mathematics

3

EDUC 5120 Action Research II: Middle Grades Mathematics

3

EDUC 5503 Integrated Mathematics for Classroom Teachers

3

EDUC 5504 Mathematics as an Interdisciplinary Topic

3

 

33

Middle Grades Science (M.Ed.)

 

STEM Core

21

EDUC 5123 Action Research I: Middle Grades Science

3

EDUC 5124 Action Research II: Middle Grades Science

3

EDUC 5603 Investigations in Physical Science

3

EDUC 5604 Investigations in Biology and Environmental Science

3

 

33

Mathematics (M.Ed.)

 

STEM Core

21

EDUC 5121 Action Research I: Secondary Mathematics

3

EDUC 5122 Action Research II: Secondary Mathematics

3

EDUC 5503 Integrated Mathematics for Classroom Teachers

3

EDUC 5504 Mathematics as an Interdisciplinary Topic

3

 

33

Comprehensive Science (M.Ed.)

 

STEM Core

21

EDUC 5125 Action Research I: Secondary Science

3

EDUC 5126 Action Research II: Secondary Science

3

EDUC 5603 Investigations in Physical Science

3

EDUC 5604 Investigations in Biology and Environmental Science

3

 

33

*National Board Certification in the areas of Mathematics or Science Early Adolescence or Adolescence and Young Adulthood may be substituted for one elective course.