STEM Education - Engineering and Technology

 

Master of Education | STEM Education - Engineering and Technology

Program Format:   
Entrance Exam: Not required

NEW for Fall 2019, STEM Education’s master's degree program has three areas of concentration: Mathematics and Statistics Education, Science Education, and Engineering and Technology Education. Each of these degrees has one shared core course; the curriculum for each concentration totals 30 credit hours.

This program may lead to Professional Licensure.

Application Deadlines for Master of Education in STEM Education - Engineering and Technology Concentration

  • Summer I Admission: May 1
  • Summer II Admission: June 1
  • Fall Admission: July 1
  • No admissions in Spring semesters

Eligibility

Required for admission:

  • Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA
  • Three references
  • Narrative written personal statement
  • Bachelor's degree in science or science education

Applicants select their subspecialty/concentration on their application and are routed to their subspecialty for review.

Cost

This master of education degree requires 30 credits. At 2019-20 tuition rates, the cost of the required graduate courses is $462 per credit for North Carolina residents and $1,311 per credit for non-residents. Thus, the total estimated cost for the program is $13,860 for North Carolina residents and $39,330 for non-residents. See Online and Distance Education Tuition and Fees for cost details.

Plan of Study

This master’s program can usually be completed within two years by full-time students and within three to four years by part-time students.

Key components to this program include:

  • It meets the requirements for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction for advanced licensure for master’s degree
  • It has a curriculum that supports science and technology teachers applying for National Board Certification
  • Scholarship opportunities are available

Career Prospects

The program is intended for pre-college teachers (Grades 6-12), community college instructors and informal educators (e.g., museum educators) or others who work in areas of science education. The curriculum supports science teachers applying for National Board Certification.

STEM Core Course - 3 semester hours

EMS 592 - Special Problems In Mathematics Teaching

Units: 1 - 6

In-depth investigation of topical problems in mathematics teaching chosen from areas of curriculum, methodology, technology, supervision and research.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

Specialty Courses - 27 semester hours

Engineering and Technology Education Concentration - 12 semester hours

TED 530 - Foundations for Teaching Technology

Units: 3

Three topics related to teaching technology at the secondary and post-secondary levels: philosophical and historical foundations; methodology and curriculum development; and current trends and issues. Emphasis is on developing critical thinking skills, research, technology skill development, and writing procedures.

Offered in Fall Only

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2019 Fall Term

TED 552 - Curricula for Emerging Technologies

Units: 3

Analyze advanced technologies and develop instructional programs for technology education curricula in secondary schools. Topics include technologies in production, transportation and communication.

Offered in Fall Only

YEAR: Offered Alternate Even Years

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TED 555 - Developing and Implementing Technology Education

Units: 3

Technology Education curriculum trends, standards, design, implementation and management. Students will analyze current curricular trens and develop strategies for implementing and managing technology education programs.

Offered in Spring Only

YEAR: Offered Alternate Odd Years

TED 558 - Teaching Creative Problem Solving

Units: 3

Provides teachers with the opportunity to study the research associated with creativity and apply these theories to implement a creative problem solving program.

Offered in Spring Only

YEAR: Offered Alternate Even Years

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Specialty Content Courses - 15 semester hours

Students choose 15 semester hours (5 courses) of specialty content courses. Online graduate courses from both the College of Engineering and the College of Education may be chosen. Examples include:

EAC 539 - Teaching in the Online Environment

Units: 3

The course focuses on exploring the issues and considerations in online teaching and introduce students to some of the tools involved in the process. Students will develop strategies for teaching online and for managing the online classroom.

Offered in Fall and Spring

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2019 Spring Term 2019 Fall Term

EAC 551 - Research in Adult & Higher Education

Units: 3

Introduces master's students studying adult learning and higher education to two major research paradigms in education, quantitative and qualitative research, and to the research literature of disciplines related to the education of adults. Students will learn how to distinguish between research and non-research materials, and how to evaluate quantitative and qualitative research studies on the basis of their research merit.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2019 Spring Term 2019 Summer Term 1 2019 Fall Term

EAC 559 - The Adult Learner

Units: 3

An inquiry into the characteristics and background, learning processes, motivation and participation of adult learners in a variety of educational contexts. Emphasis on adult learning theories, models, principles and their application to educational design and delivery.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2019 Spring Term 2019 Summer Term 1 2019 Summer Term 2 2019 Fall Term

EAC 580 - Designing Instructional Systems in Training and Development

Units: 3

Introduction to instructional design models including needs assessment, systematic training design and development techniques and proactive strategies for evaluating training programs. Instructional design issues of work-based training, learner characteristics and effects of technology on instructional design, implementation and evaluation processes. Graduate standing or PBS status required.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2019 Spring Term 2019 Summer Term 1 2019 Summer Term 2 2019 Fall Term

EAC 582 - Organization and Operation Of Training and Development Programs

Units: 3

Overview of occupational education practice in business and industrial settings. Presentation of roles common to training and development specialists, including managerial concerns related to organization, operation and financial training and development programs.

Offered in Fall Only

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EAC 585 - Integrating Technology into Training Program

Units: 3

Appropriate technologies for design and delivery of effective training programs. Performance-based training models for distance and individualized learning through audio, video, computer-based, and multimedia technologies. Planning decisions for selecting/developing appropriate technologies to support specific training outcomes, adult learner characteristics, and organizational training resources. Graduate standing or PBS status required.

Offered in Fall and Summer

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ECI 511 - Introduction to Learning Design and Technology

Units: 3

Introduction to the Learning, Design, and Technology master?s program at North Carolina State University and to the field of instructional design and educational technology, with an investigation of relevant careers, important theories and models guiding practice, and noteworthy research findings by area.

Offered in Fall Only

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2019 Fall Term

ECI 514 - Multimedia Design and Applications in Instruction

Units: 3

Examination of learning theories and research-based principles for multimedia design to select/apply appropriate digital resources and create maximally effective educational products.

Offered in Fall Only

TERM: Offered in Fall and Spring

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2019 Spring Term

ECI 716 - Design and Evaluation Of Instructional Materials

Units: 3

Characteristics and selection of various media for instruction and their use in educational settings. Design and production of instructional materials. Analysis of research in the field. Individualized projects and assignments. Application of grounded research and theory concerning learning to design of instructional materials. Structured projects and practical experiences used to transfer design principles and evaluate instructional products.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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ECI 719 - Special Problems in Learning Design and Technology

Units: 1 - 6

In-depth study of topical problems in Learning Design and Technology selected from areas of current concern to practitioners in education.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2019 Spring Term

ED 572 - Teacher Leadership

Units: 1

This course explores the multiple contexts, roles, and approaches to teacher leadership in classrooms, schools, communities, and professional organizations. Requires at least 30 credit hours in the MAT program.

Offered in Fall and Spring

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EGR 501 - Engineering Leadership and Strategic Change

Units: 3

In the current business environment, an understanding of leadership and change management is essential to career success. The objective of this course is to provide practitioners in technical fields the knowledge to lead, align and transform the human element, individuals and teams, to achieve organizational performance excellence. The class includes both individual and collaborative [team] learning. An engineering, technical, or scientific undergraduate degree is required.

Offered in Fall and Spring

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2019 Spring Term

EGR 505 - Managerial Finance for Engineers

Units: 3

In the current business environment, familiarity with and appreciation of finance is essential to career success. Technically competent managers must be able to speak the common language of business and to understand how their work affects the performance of their organization. The objective of this course is to provide practitioners in technical fields the financial know-how to plan, control and make decisions that achieve organizational performance excellence. The class includes both individual and collaborative [team] learning. An engineering, technical or scientific undergraduate degree is required.

Offered in Fall and Spring

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2019 Spring Term

EGR 506 - Managing New Hi Tech Product Launches

Units: 3

This course covers new high-tech product development and launch from the perspective of the technical manager responsible for developing and launching new products and new lines of business within the high tech firm. Topics cover the entire spectrum of the new products development and launch process starting from concept generation and ideation and concept evaluation all the way through market testing and product launch. Each phase of the new products management process will be covered and illustrated by case studies. Students will generate a new product development and launch plan as a course project..3 credit hours.

Offered in Spring and Summer

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2019 Spring Term 2019 Summer Term 1

EGR 507 - Product Life Cycle Management

Units: 3

This course covers the management of complex technical products during all phases of the product life cycle. It is a broad survey of all the tools needed by the technical product manager throughout the life cycle of a complex product. The course is taught with a systems approach and from the engineering manager's viewpoint. The product life cycle includes all aspects of managing products from launch through maturity.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2019 Spring Term 2019 Summer Term 1

Entry Semester Application Deadlines and Details
FallApril 15 Deadline for general admission for the Mathematics and Statistics Education Concentration
FallJuly 1 Deadline for Science Education and for Engineering and Technology Education
Summer 1April 15 Deadline for general admission for the Mathematics and Statistics Education Concentration
Summer 1May 1 Deadline for general admission for Science Education and for Engineering and Technology Education
Summer 2April 15 Deadline for general admission for the Mathematics and Statistics Education Concentration
Summer 2June 1 Deadline for Science Education and for Engineering and Technology Education

Christy Buck

Graduate Student Services Coordinator, Department of STEM Education

College of Education

919.515.1740
christy_buck@ncsu.edu