MASTER'S DEGREE, M.ED.

M.Ed. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (33 units)

The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) M.Ed. program at TCSJ embraces the premise that 21st century educators and school leaders will have expertise in the design of learning environments that enable their PK-12 students to approach solutions to problems with the mindset of STEM professionals. Our integrative approaches to STEM education sets us apart from the traditional mindset that views STEM as discreet topics.

Candidates gain expertise in the development and implementation of integrated problem and project based learning approaches aligned to the California Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards and the Career and Technical Education Industry Sectors. The candidates learn how content within STEM can be taught concurrently so that their PK-12 students understand the relevance and intersections within the subjects.

The Mathematics Instructional Added Authorization (MIAA) may be embedded within the STEM M.Ed program and will enable students to gain expertise in PK-Algebra 1/Integrated 1 curriculum design and develpment and implementation of intensive interventions and accommodations. They will have expert knowledge of the CCCSS for Mathematics, the Next Generation Science Standards and how to differentiate mathematics and STEM instruction to increase PK-12 student engagement and proficiency (especially in mathematics).

Coursework

  • CURR341 Preparing Students for the 21st Century (3)
  • CURR343 Curriculum for the 21st Century (3)
  • CURR344 Lesson Study (2)
  • CURR345 Teacher Action Research (3)
  • CURR384 Writing a Literature Review (2)

  • STEM320 Research in the STEM Classroom (3)
  • STEM331 Technology and Tools (3)
  • STEM351 Environmental Phenomenology (3)
  • STEM352 Creative Risk-Taking and Design in STEM (3)
  • STEM360 STEM Lab (4)
  • STEM385 Masters Project in STEM (4)

The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Certificate Program at TCSJ embraces the premise that 21st century educators and school leaders will have expertise in the design of learning environments that enable their P-12 students to approach solutions to problems with the mindset of STEM professionals. Our integrative approaches to STEM education sets us apart from the traditional mindset that views STEM as discreet topics.

Sample STEM Certificate Coursework (13 units)

  • STEM320 Research in the STEM Classroom (3)
  • STEM351 Environmental Phenomenology (3)
  • STEM352 Creative Risk-Taking and Design in STEM (3)
  • STEM360 STEM Lab (4)

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Tuition

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Admissions Criteria

Two recommendations are required to be accepted (one must be from a current employer). The TCSJ Graduate Studies Department will contact your recommenders once your application is received and provide them with a link to an online recommendation form.

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Veterans

Teachers College of San Joaquin is approved by the California State approved Agency to enroll veterans and other eligible persons.

TCSJ will maintain a written record of the previous education and training (e.g. transcripts) of veterans and eligible persons. The record will clearly indicate if credit has been granted and candidates will be notified accordingly per 21.4253 (d)(3)