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FPU’s Master of Arts in Education with an Emphasis in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education prepares you as a K–8 teacher to better meet the needs of your students in these critical areas. You’ll be exposed to a wide variety of content, theory and methodology focusing on integrating math and science with each other and with the other STEM disciplines. FPU’s unique courses in engineering in the classroom will prepare you to teach the core concepts involved with the problems engineers face daily, as well as meeting the broad goals of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).


  • Prescribed program following a cohort model
  • Opportunities for supported and individually-driven research with the AIMS Center for Math and Science Education at FPU
  • Small class sizes
  • Scholarships available for those who qualify
  • Specially designed for K-8 teachers

Career opportunities

As a graduate you will be prepared to enter resource positions in schools and districts, go on to further study and research opportunities, understand the goals and methods of integrating these four subjects in the classroom, and become a leader.

Program director

Christopher Brownwell, Ph.D.
Christopher Brownell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics and STEM Education

Admission requirements

  • Application form and fee
  • Official transcripts verifying BA/BS degree
  • Orientation interview with program director
  • Statement of intent 
  • Three letters of recommendation

Course listing

Required Courses (33 Units)

EDUC-775*Research Team I, II, III1
EGNE-700Engineering in Elementary Classroom I: Content & Pedagogy2
EGNE-705Engineering in Elementary Classroom II: Content & Pedagogy2
MTHE-743Arithmetic of Rational Number System: Content & Pedagogy2
MTHE-751Informal Geometry: Content & Pedagogy2
MTHE-753Concept of Algebra: Content & Pedagogy2
MTHE-755Probability and Statistics: Content & Pedagogy2
SCIE-762Earth Science Concepts2
SCIE-763Physical Science Concepts2
SCIE-764Life Science Concepts2
SCIE-765Space Science Concepts2
Education Core
ED-779Values in School and Society3
EDRH-794Thesis Introduction and Literature Review3
EDRH-771Research Methods in Education3
EDRH-796Thesis Completion3

* taken three times for a total of 3 units