STEM Education

University of Kentucky

M.Sc. Blended
12 months
32564 USD/year
32564 USD/year
13404 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The STEM Education at the University of Kentucky will provide candidates interested in teaching secondary STEM disciplines with a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), allowing you to teach appropriate courses in grades 8-12.


This program is designed as a hybrid online/on-campus format and gives students two pathway options: one-year pathway and two-year pathway. Additionally, you will need to have passed the GRE or equivalent Praxis exams. Once admitted, you will be required to attain 31 credits. The required coursework will include a sequence of methods / seminar classes, as well as classes in core education areas such as educational psychology, special education, education policy, literacy, and assessment. Students in this program will also need to complete six elective credits from options within the College of Education or the College of Arts & Sciences, to be approved by the appropriate program chair.

The STEM Education at the University of Kentucky  program follows a clinical model and provides student with ample practical experience with a sequence of university research / industry externships, diverse field placements, and student teaching. Students will need to successfully complete the Praxis exam in their area of certification, as well as the Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) Praxis. The remaining exit requirements for program completion include a passing mark on the master’s exam and completion of an online portfolio of key assignments tagged with accompanying standards. Meeting the exit requirements will result in an approval for certification to accompany the approval to receive the master’s degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Curriculum and Instruction in STEM Education 
  • History of STEM Education
  • Effective Use of Technology for Modeling-Based Inquiry in STEM Education
  • Advanced Elementary Mathematics Methods 
  • Advanced Studies in Teaching Elementary School Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




31 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The University of Kentucky requires a minimum score of 550 (paper-based) on the Test of
  • English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for all applicants whose native language is not English
  • (or who did not graduate from an accredited English-speaking College or University). The
  • equivalent score on the computer version of the TOEFL is 213 and the internet-based test is 79.
  • Applicants may also utilize the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to
  • satisfy the language requirement. A minimum mean band score of 6.5 is required. Submitted
  • scores must be no more than two years old. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32564 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32564 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    32564 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32564 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    13404 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13404 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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