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
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.
STEM Summer Program
Join our unique one-week STEM Summer Program June 18th through the 22nd where you'll gain experience in Engineering and Cross-Cutting Standards for your K-8 classroom. You’ll have the opportunity to better teach lessons with wind tunnels and structural engineering using paper models and flight simulation. Enjoy the opportunity to network with STEM professionals over free lunch.
To reserve your spot for this summer, contact:Chris Brownell
Christopher Brownell, Ph.D.
- Application form and fee
- Official transcripts verifying BA/BS degree
- Orientation interview with program director
- Statement of intent
- Three letters of recommendation
Required Courses (33 Units)
|EDUC 775||Research Team I, II, III||1 each|
|EGNE 700||Engineering in the Classroom I: Content And Pedagogy||2|
|EGNE 705||Engineering in the Classroom II: Content and Pedagogy||2|
|MTHE 743||Arithmetic of Rational Number Systems: Content and Pedagogy||2|
|MTHE 751||Informal Geometry: Content and Pedagogy||2|
|MTHE 753||Concepts of Algebra: Content and Pedagogy||2|
|MTHE 755||Probability and Statistics: Content and Pedagogy (middle School Emphasis)||2|
|SCIE 762||Earth Science: Content and Pedagogy||2|
|SCIE 763||Physical Science: Content and Pedagogy||2|
|SCIE 764||Life Science Content and Pedagogy||2|
|SCIE 765||Space Science: Content & Pedagogy||2|
|ED 779||Values in School and Society||3|
|EDRH 794||Thesis Introduction and Literature Review||3|
|EDRH 771||Research Methods in Education||3|
|EDRH 796||Thesis Completion||1|