MEd in Curriculum and Learning: STEM/STEAM Concentration

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This M. Ed program is designed for candidates who seek to increase their, knowledge, skills, and competence in designing and teaching STEM and STEAM courses, to adequately integrate emergent technologies and/or the arts. With the overarching goal of offering diverse learning opportunities and greater access to STEM for all learners, this program employs culturally responsive teaching, project-based learning, inquiry-based learning, student-centered active learning, collaboration, and affective engagement to meet twenty-first century learning needs. Program emphasis is on STEM or STEAM lesson design and teaching, curriculum design, and assessment, and leadership development so that candidates will be prepared to meet the evolving needs of schools and districts in positions such as STEM/STEAM teachers, STEM/STEAM coordinators, instructional leaders, and curriculum developers. The program can be completed in 24 months and includes three courses that are eligible towards an endorsement certificate for teaching middle school mathematics. In addition, six credits in the core curriculum count toward meeting requirements for the 12-credit New Jersey Supervisory Certificate.

View requirements and course descriptions in the University Course Catalog
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Admission Requirements

In addition to the University’s admission requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended. 
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a scale of 4.00.*
  • A copy of a CEAS or standard teaching license.** 

*Applicants who do not meet the minimum GPA requirement may supplement their application with additional evidence in support of their academic potential for successful completion of the degree program. 
**Program directors have discretion to waive this requirement based on unique circumstances.

Exit Requirements:

  • The completion of 33 credits of prescribed graduate study for all concentrations including six credits in educational research culminating in the production of a master's thesis.
  • The completion of a multi-chapter empirical/action research thesis in the field of specialization to be developed during Research in Education I and Research in Education II courses.

Application Deadline

August 1st: Fall semester
December 1st: Spring semester
May 1st: Summer semester
*Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space availability basis

*International students are advised to apply by:
April 1st: Fall (September intake)
November 1st: Spring (January intake)
December 1st: Summer (May intake) 

Contact Us

Professor Heejung An 
Office: 1600 Valley Road, Room 4025
anh2@wpunj.edu
973-720-2280