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STEM Education, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
, CA,
FPU’s Master of Arts in Education with an Emphasis in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education prepares you as a K–8 teacher to better meet the needs of your students in these critical areas.

About

You’ll be exposed to a wide variety of content, theory and methodology focusing on integrating math and science with each other and with the other STEM disciplines. FPU’s unique courses in engineering in the classroom will prepare you to teach the core concepts involved with the problems engineers face daily, as well as meeting the broad goals of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Highlights

  • Prescribed program following a cohort model
  • Opportunities for supported and individually-driven research with the AIMS Center for Math and Science Education at FPU
  • Small class sizes
  • Scholarships available for those who qualify
  • Specially designed for K-8 teachers
Career opportunities

As a graduate you will be prepared to enter resource positions in schools and districts, go on to further study and research opportunities, understand the goals and methods of integrating these four subjects in the classroom, and become a leader.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Research Team l, II, Ill 
  • Engineering in the Classroom l: Content And Pedagogy 
  • Engineering in the Classroom II: Content and Pedagogy 
  • Arithmetic of Rational Number Systems: Content and Pedagogy 
  • Informal Geometry: Content and Pedagogy 
  • Concepts of Algebra: Content and Pedagogy 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    33 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Application form and fee
  • Official transcripts verifying BA/BS degree
  • Orientation interview with program director
  • Statement of intent 
  • Three letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    610 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 610 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National Applies to you

    610 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 610 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Fresno

  • 990 - 1490 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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