Master of Science in STEM Education


Become a leader in an emerging field in education! This innovative new program will enable you to build on skills and knowledge you already possess and create an exciting interdisciplinary environment for students.

The STEM Education graduate program at CCSU is designed to equip certified school teachers in the discipline areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Teachers will learn to use scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical concepts to design curricula utilizing a variety of methods and materials to support instruction for a wide range of student developmental and cultural differences. The program will also enable teachers to prepare students for college readiness, future STEM careers, and teach students the skills of critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and communication needed for the 21st century.

What is unique about this program?

The STEM Education program at CCSU fully integrates the STEM disciplines for practical application in the classroom. The integration of the STEM disciplines in curriculum development and assessment through Problem Based Learning (PBL) creates authentic, meaningful learning experiences for teachers and students.

All coursework aligns with National and State content standards in each discipline and Common Core for Mathematics and Language Arts. The integration of science and engineering practices focus on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).


Who should consider this STEM Education program?

  • School teachers certified at the elementary, middle, or high school level.

  • School teachers certified from any State within the U.S.

  • Certified school teachers who teach in a public, private, charter, or magnet school.

Take full advantage of the opportunity to be part of a uniquely diverse group of educators. Use the graduate class setting as a platform to share your experiences and learn from the experiences of others.

School teachers benefit from this STEM Education program by:
  • Preparing to become a leader in an emerging field in education

  • Developing and enhancing interdisciplinary skills that are invaluable in today’s classroom

  • Learning to apply project oriented, experiential, real world approaches to classroom teaching and learning

  • Exploring creative teaching strategies to engage students and heighten their understanding of how STEM impacts the world

  • Obtaining the tools to teach students how STEM disciplines are inter-connected and can lead to creativity, discovery, and innovative solutions

  • Creating an exciting environment for students to think about college and career options in the STEM fields.