What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

36 credit hours (4 semesters)

Where can I take classes?
Online

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Online

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

  • Fall: July 15
  • Spring: Does Not Admit
  • Summer: Does Not Admit

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education, M.Ed. Online

The M.Ed. program in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education will help teachers develop science, mathematical and digital literacies and equip them with the tools to teach their students. This transdisciplinary program integrates knowledge and skills from various STEM disciplines so that teachers and their students can benefit from a well-rounded and holistic approach to STEM education. This online program provides teachers with an opportunity to expand their STEM content knowledge and implement standards-based curricula at the middle and secondary school levels. In addition to obtaining the degree, certification and embedded STEM endorsement, teachers will be exposed to content that embraces justice, equity and identity in STEM education.

Program Highlights

Ideal Candidate

This degree and certificate program is geared toward teachers who want to build STEM content knowledge in practical and relevant ways. Middle or high school science or mathematics teachers, STEM lab teachers, STEM specialists and/or STEM instructional coaches are encouraged to apply. Students will learn how to integrate STEM content and 21st-century skills into curricula while positioning themselves for additional career opportunities in STEM education.

Want to learn more? Join us for one of our Virtual Information Sessions!

  • Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. EST
  • Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. EST
  • Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. EST
  • Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. EST

Where: Zoom Meeting Room
Topic: MEd Online in STEM Education Certificate and Degree
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/94941743431
Meeting ID: 949 4174 3431

Have you been admitted to the STEM M.Ed. & Certification Program?
Join us for Virtual Orientation on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. EST AND Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. EST.

Where: Zoom Meeting Room
Topic: MEd Online in STEM Education Certificate and Degree
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/94941743431
Meeting ID: 949 4174 3431

Program Details

Admissions Requirements

When applying to the Science Education (online program), M.Ed. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • Proof that you meet certification requirements in Science Education in Georgia
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommenders on the application)
  • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA required for admission
    • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

IMPORTANT: Georgia State University is not authorized to deliver online academic programs to out-of-state students residing in Kentucky and Massachusetts. If you reside in one of these states, you may consider attending classes on-site.

Resources

STEM M.Ed. Flyer
STEM Certification

Program of Study

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education, M.Ed. Online

Students will choose from four possible concentrations: science, mathematics, computer science, and integrated middle-level education.

 

Fall 2021

  • STEM 7080 Psychology of Teaching and Lear (3)
  • STEM 7910 Action Research and Community-Engaged Scholarship in STEM Education (3)
  • LT 7360 Integrating Technology in School-Based Learning Environments

 

Spring 2022

  • STEM 8430 Integration of Science, Mathematics, and Computational Thinking (3)
  • STEM 7120 Sociocultural and Historical Foundations of STEM Education (3)
  • STEM 8410 Toward Antiracist and Justice-Oriented Transdisciplinary STEM Education (3)

 

Summer 2022

  • EDSC 7550 Theory and Pedagogy of Science Instruction (3)
  • EDMT 7560 Theory and Pedagogy of Mathematics Instruction (3)
  • STEM 8420 Equity and Justice in STEM Capstone Project (3)

 

Fall 2022

Concentration in Computer Science

  • LT 7501 Computational Thinking and Human Computer Interaction (3)
  • LT 7502 Computer Science Instructional Methods (3)
  • LT 7503 Computer Science Concepts for Teachers (3)

Concentration in Integrated Middle Level

  • EDSC 8450: Crosscutting Concepts in the Sciences (3)
  • MATH 6547: Introduction to Mathematical Statistics(3)
  • LT 7501: Computational Thinking and Human Computer Interaction (3)

Concentration in Mathematics Education

  • MATH 6435 Linear Algebra (3)
  • MATH 6547 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics (3)
  • MATH 7610 Special Problems and Problem Solving (3)

Concentration in Science Education

  • EDSC 8450 Crosscutting Concepts in the Sciences (3)
  • BIOL 7440 Fundamentals of Evolution (3)
  • PHYS 7110 Conceptual Physics I (3)

Funding Your Graduate Education

Cost of attendance and funding opportunities are integral to your decision to attend graduate school.  Georgia State University is proud to offer a variety of funding opportunities, from assistantships to fellowships.

Awards and Assistantships

Various awards, assistantships, and fellowships are available to new and current graduate students.  We encourage you to contact your department, college, school or institute of interest to get more information about the assistantships and fellowships that they offer their students.

The Scholarship Resource Center offers guidance and support to students seeking financial assistance through scholarship opportunities, including this scholarship library.

Fellowships

The Office of Graduate Programs’ Fellowship Advisor works with students interested in applying for nationally prestigious and competitive fellowships.  The Office of Graduate Programs also coordinates the application process for students applying to the Second Century Initiative, the Provost’s Dissertation Fellowship, and the Dissertation Library Travel Awards.

Cost Calculator

Our calculator can help you get an idea of the costs associated with attending the university.

The ultimate goal of the program is to engage teachers in advanced courses that will strengthen their scientific content and broaden their pedagogical practices. In general, the program of study is framed by the principles and standards of the Next Generation Science Standards and the core propositions of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

Field Placement Experience

Practicums (student teaching placement) take place at middle schools and high schools in metro Atlanta. You will gain classroom knowledge and skills. A mentor from the teaching staff at the practicum school assigned to you will help guide you. Faculty from the Department of Middle and Secondary Education will also supervise you.

Teacher Preparation Program Effectiveness

As an initial teacher preparation program candidate, you’ll need to pass an assessment. This state-mandated teacher performance assessment is called edTPA. You’ll take this at the end of your program for certification in Georgia.

The assessment measures your ability to help all students learn. You will need to show knowledge and skills in planning, teaching, assessing and analyzing student learning. Our candidates in secondary science all passed the most recent edTPA.

Secondary Science — 8/8

Pre-Service Certificate

To qualify for a Georgia educator initial teaching certification, there are conditions. We will prepare you to meet the following Georgia Professional Standards Commission requirements:

Description

Careers

Successful program graduates will be well prepared to work in the most prominent public, charter and private schools and school systems in the metro Atlanta region and beyond. Our graduates teach in middle and high schools in Georgia, including in city school systems of Atlanta and Decatur, as well as county schools in Cobb, DeKalb and Fulton and local charter schools and private schools. Our graduates teach in schools in California, New York, Arizona and Ohio, as well as international schools. Holding a Master of Arts in Teaching degree, graduates are also well prepared to pursue advanced degrees in education.

Contacts

Middle and Secondary Education
MiddleSecondaryEd@gsu.edu
404-413-8060

Mailing Address & Office Location
Middle and Secondary Education
College of Education & Human Development
6th Floor
30 Pryor St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

30 Pryor Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

The information shared provides an overview of Georgia State’s offerings. For details on admissions requirements, tuition, courses and more, refer to the university catalogs.