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Graduate Certificate and Degree Offerings

We offer on-campus and synchronous online certificate and degree options. All of our online core courses are taught synchronously, at regularly scheduled days and times each semester. Distance learning students are required to attend all online core courses via personal computers according to the scheduled class meeting times listed in course syllabi.

Application Due Dates for the Integrative STEM Education Program

  Doctoral Master's
  Fall Spring Fall Spring
Application Due Date March 1* Not Available April 1* September 1*
Department Decision May 15 Not Available May 15 October 15
* Note: it may be possible to apply after this due date depending on the number of students admitted into the program at that time; contact the Integrative STEM Education Program Leader for permission to apply after this date.

Graduate Certificate:

12 graduate semester hours (from the Integrative STEM Education core courses) that prepare educators and leaders to teach and/or facilitate new integrative approaches in STEM education.

Integrative STEM Education Graduate Certificate Program

Master of Arts in Education Degree (MAEd):

A program primarily for K-12 STEM educators and related fields that develops 21st century STEM educators, leaders and scholars by facilitating broader understanding of the intersections among the STEM/ STEM education disciplines and new integrative approaches for the teaching/learning STEM content.

MAEd Program Summary

Education Specialist (Ed. S.) Degree:

A program for those holding master’s degrees in education and STEM fields that develops STEM educators, leaders, and scholars for the 21st century. Scholar/practitioners in this program expand their understanding of integrative STEM/STEM education, investigate curricular connections among the STEM subject areas, and apply integrative strategies to the design of instructional materials for teaching and learning STEM concepts.

EdS Program Summary

Doctor of Education (Ed. D.) Degree:

A doctoral program designed primarily to prepare 21st century K-16 STEM educators, leaders, and scholars for postsecondary teaching, teacher education, and leadership positions.

EdD Program Summary

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) Degree:

A doctoral program designed principally to develop 21st century university-level STEM educators, researchers, scholars, and leaders who wish to conduct research pertaining to teaching and learning, as situated at the intersections of the STEM education disciplines.

PhD Program Summary