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M.A.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, Integrative STEM Education Virginia Tech

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Course info

Summary

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 is non-thesis Master’s degree is designed for students who already hold a Bachelor's Degree. The M.A.Ed. program will help you build on your existing knowledge and experience as you expand your understanding of STEM education through explorations of integrative strategies for teaching STEM concepts, often through design-based and transdisciplinary challenges.

What makes Virginia Tech's Integrative STEM Education program different from other S.T.E.M. programs is our emphasis on the integrative approach and the connections among the subjects. We have found that framing problems in terms of a design-based challenge provides an excellent springboard for such investigations. For example, challenging students to design a prototype power source for an off-grid hospital location would lead to (student-directed!) investigations of weather, climate, and electricity; solar- and wind-based technologies; material properties and specifications; and calculations of area and speed. Placing these concepts in a relevant context helps students see the immediate value of what they are learning, while they are constantly practicing their 21st-century skills of teamwork, communication, and problem solving.

The coursework for this degree is available on campus and through synchronous web-based delivery.

Integrative STEM Education Core Courses (15+ semester hours):

EDCI 5804: STEM Education Foundations (3 SH)
EDCI 5814 STEM Education Pedagogy (3 SH)
EDCI 5824: STEM Education Trends and Issues (3 SH)
EDCI 5834: STEM Education Research (3 SH)
EDCI 5844: STEM Education Seminar (3 SH)
EDCI 5854: Biotechnology Literacy by Design (3 SH)
EDCI 5774: Readings in STEM Education (3 SH)
EDCI 5964: Field Studies in Education (3 SH)

Electives:

Options include:

Educational Foundations;
Educational Research;
Science Education;
Technology Education;
Mathematics Education;
Engineering Education; etc.

Career and Professional Development

Graduates of the Virginia Tech Integrative STEM Education program are among the most sought after professionals in higher education.

The School of Education provides students with a plethora of research opportunities, including experimental and observational research, field research, and secondary data analysis. Graduate students are also encouraged to lead research projects and publish in scholarly journals. The school provides support for professional development to participate in conferences through travel grants. Additional professional development and research support resources are provided by the Graduate School at Virginia Tech.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study M.A.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, Integrative STEM Education.

Full Time (30 Plus Semester Hours)

Tuition fees

USD $13,807 for 9 or more credit hours

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

26 May, 24 Aug, 19 Jan

Venue

Virginia Tech

925 Prices Fork Road,

BLACKSBURG,

Virginia,

24061, United States

Online/Distance (30 Plus Semester Hours)

Tuition fees

USD $14,779.50 for 9 or more credit hours

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

26 May, 24 Aug, 19 Jan

Venue

Virginia Tech

925 Prices Fork Road,

BLACKSBURG,

Virginia,

24061, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with 3.0 minimum grade point average (GPA) in the final 60 semester hours

Testing Requirements:

TOEFL iBT 90.0

A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 is required for admission.

Application Deadlines: Spring: September 1; Summer: January 1; Fall: April 1.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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