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Master of Science in Education – Teacher Education – Curriculum and Instruction – Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics Online

Help students make connections from STEM theories to real-world applications

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Program Overview

Grow your expertise as a STEM educator with the Master of Science in Education – Teacher Education – Curriculum and Instruction – Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics online program at YSU. Taught 100 percent online, this innovative degree program offers you the advanced content knowledge and specialized pedagogy resources you need to design and implement P-12 STEM education programs from the ground up.

$12,450* Total Tuition
As few as 14 months Program Duration
30 Credit Hours
$12,450* Total Tuition
As few as 14 months Program Duration
30 Credit Hours
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This unique master's program is ideal for practicing teachers who are looking to enhance their classroom instruction or rise to content specialty roles, as well as current school administrators who are aiming to establish more deliberate and comprehensive STEM-focused curricula and instruction within their schools. Additionally, this M.S.Ed. program offers degree qualifications to warrant possible pay increases associated with STEM educator roles.

Learn from expert faculty who specialize in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math and gain a wider understanding of inquiry-based pedagogy to further develop your students' curiosity and capabilities in STEM. Throughout the program, you will study topics that include brain-based teaching and learning, principles in engineering and technological instruction, proven methods to engage authentic learning, design thinking, and curriculum development.

As a graduate, you will be prepared teach a progressively evolving STEM curriculum in roles such as STEM Instructor, Curriculum Director, or Educational Specialist in STEM.

In this program, you will learn to:

  • Apply innovative, relevant and engaging practices to implement STEM education in the P-12 classroom
  • Design and implement an inclusive, student-centered, developmentally appropriate inquiry-based approach for the P-12 classroom
  • Develop STEM leadership skills to design or improve STEM curriculum, instruction, and assessment in the P-12 classroom
  • Empower students to become technologically proficient problem-solvers, collaborators, and innovators
  • Demonstrate understanding of the interrelatedness of science, technology, engineering, and math
  • Align STEM education to regional economic development needs, emphasizing innovation

As an urban research university, YSU faculty embed learning opportunities to expand your investigative reasoning and critical thinking skills in each course.

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Tuition

YSU offers students the opportunity to earn their online degree with affordable, pay-as-you-go tuition.

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$415* Per Credit Hour
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$12,450* Total Tuition

*In-state tuition.

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Additional Fees

Application: $45 (waived if you are an active/veteran military member)

TaskStream Membership: $50 per year

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. The first step in applying for financial aid is to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). YSU's Federal School Code is 003145.

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Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
One University Plaza
Meshel Hall, 203
Youngstown, OH 44555

Phone: 330-941-3505
Fax: 330.941.1659
Email: ysufinaid@ysu.edu

Calendar

At YSU, we offer multiple start dates throughout the year so you never have to wait long to get started on your online degree program. The chart below shows upcoming start dates, along with important deadlines, such as when your application should be submitted and when payments are due.

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Admissions

YSU's online M.S.Ed. programs have specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.

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  • Complete online application for admission
  • Pay $45 application fee ($90 International). Waived for active/veteran military members or for applicants who have attended the College of Graduate Studies in the past.
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA
  • Names and contact information for 3 professional references (in online application)
  • Bachelor's degree in biology or related disciplines
  • Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework from regionally accredited institutions
  • Submit official scores for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (waived for applicants who have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher)
  • Valid teaching certificate

Transcripts must be mailed from the granting institution or sent electronically through a secured server vendor.

Mailing Address:

YSU College of Graduate Studies
One University Plaza
Coffelt Hall
Youngstown, OH 44555

Email Address:
gradcollege@ysu.edu

Courses

For the Master of Science in Education – Teacher Education – Curriculum and Instruction – STEM online, you are required to take 10 courses for a total of 30 credit hours.

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TCED 6905: Intro to Digital Teaching and Learning

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Digital teaching and learning is much more than knowing some great apps for the smart board or iPad. It is understanding a new paradigm that promotes a new pedagogy. It takes educators beyond the formal traditional classroom of lecture and paper/pencil into an interactive, student-centered environment. This course will introduce students to the paradigm of digital teaching and learning and provide the framework and foundation for change within districts and classrooms to meet 21st-century learning.

TCED 6932: Action Research in Urban and Rural Education

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on action research as it applies to urban and rural education. Topics include reflecting to identify a problem, reviewing literature, planning and implementing interventions, data collection and analysis strategies, and sharing outcomes with others. Course may be offered onsite, online or as a combination of both. Field experience in an appropriate educational setting is required.

TCED 6933: Brain Based Teaching and Learning

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A critical appraisal of dealing with learning and teaching. Each learner constructs his/her brain as learning occurs. Teachers reconsider their practices in light of the science of learning research provided by education, neuroscience and socio-psychology.

TCED 6936: Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction to Improve Learning

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Focus on the instructional design process from a practical perspective. Emphasis on planning the curriculum to include content analysis, learning objectives, instructional strategies and measurement of student achievement.

TCED 6940: Foundations to STEM Education Theories and Practice

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to STEM education. Study of the history, foundation, and underlying principles of STEM education. Additional topics include: an inclusive mission engaging diversity in STEM education, STEM careers, and STEM as a part of the P-12 curriculum.

TCED 6941: Engineering and Technology Inquiry

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to principles of engineering and technology. Inquiry-based instruction using projects to solve engineering related problems with focus on implementation in the P-12 classroom.

TCED 6942: Environmental Inquiry

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will focus on the fundamentals of environmental engineering through inquiry-based instruction and a storm water management project. Implications for implementation in the P-12 classroom will be discussed.

TCED 6943: STEM Integration in the P-12 Classroom

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Study of integration of STEM into the P-12 classroom through an innovative, integrated curriculum with multiple opportunities for P-12 students to engage in authentic, inquiry-based learning and design thinking.

TCED 6944: STEM—A Global Perspective

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Understanding of skills needed to compete in the global economy, and how STEM contributes to this. Focus on 21st century skills, persistence, inquiry, communication, creativity, and collaboration. P-12 STEM project development.

TCED 6945: STEM Leadership

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Focus on implementation of a STEM program to prepare students with STEM skills for college and career success. Physical environment, necessary resources, administrative and community buy-in and support. Grant writing for STEM education.

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