Education: STEM - MA

In the MAED: STEM master's program, participants choose from a menu of courses in different focus areas that will develop their confidence, competence and comfort with leading students as they develop STEM fluency. These STEM courses will make students' classes more engaging and fuel their students' success with post-secondary and career options that will shape the world. The program helps teachers fuel their K-8 students’ appetite for learning with STEM courses such as: Citizen Science as Service Learning in the Natural World ; The Outdoor Classroom; Engineering Basics: Alternative Energy; and Hands on STEM: Maker Space.

Curriculum

The 31-credit MAED: STEM program allows students to choose from a menu of courses. In addition to the 13 required course credits, students select at least 12 credits (four courses) with a STEM focus (students must select at least one course from three of the four STEM focus areas).  Students select the remaining six elective credits from STEM, Technology Integration, or Curriculum and Instruction courses.

Required Courses
EDUC 6000Becoming Scholars: Evidence-Based Best Practice3
EDUC 6420Technology Integration Fundamentals3
EDUC 6670Introduction to Action Research3
EDUC 6760Integration Seminar3
EDUC 8920Action Research Project1
Select 18 focus area credits. At least one course must be selected from each of the four STEM areas listed below. The six additional credits may be selected from the courses listed below or courses offered in the MAED Curriculum and Instruction or MAED Technology Integration programs (see course listings in this catalog)18
STEM integration courses
Literacy through STEM: Using Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking as Tools in STEM
Citizen Science as Service Learning in the Natural World
SySTEMic Integration - Transforming K-6 Education through STEM Instruction 1
Science courses
The Outdoor Classroom 1
Foundations of Environmental Chemistry
Elementary Earth Science - Understanding the Ground Upon Which We Stand 1
Technology Integration courses
Introduction to Computational Thinking and Coding
Advanced Computational Thinking and Coding
Hands on STEM: Maker Space in the K-8 Setting
Math/Engineering courses
Making Data Meaningful
Engineering Basics
Engineering and Mathematics
Hands on STEM: Basic Engineering and Alternative Energy 1
Total Credits31
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 These courses may include two to four required weekend face-to-face sessions on campus in St. Paul, MN


Note: St. Kate's will accept 12 credits from the University of St. Thomas’ Center for Engineering STEM Engineering Education Certificate into this program. Contact the program director for details.