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 - Science Concentration
- Summer I Admission: May 1
- Summer II Admission: June 1
- Fall Admission: July 1
- No admissions in Spring semesters
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.
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 teachers applying for National Board Certification
- Scholarship opportunities are available
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.