STEM Education - Science - Online and Distance Education

STEM Education - Science

Master's Degrees | STEM Education - Science

STEM Education - Science

Entrance Exam: Not Required

NEW as of Fall 2019, STEM Education’s master's degree program has three areas of concentration: Mathematics 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.


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 2020-21 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. See Financial Aid for available options.

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

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.

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