Requirements

Degree Requirements (48 units)

Core Courses (24 units)

  1. ESTM 510. STEM Education: Perspectives and Philosophy (4)
  2. ESTM 511. STEM Education: Instructional Design and Development (4)
  3. ESTM 512. STEM Education: Foundations of Research (4)
  4. ESTM 514. STEM Education: Technology Tools (4)
  5. ESTM 681. STEM Education: Integration Seminar II (4)
  6. ESTM 692. STEM Education: Service Learning Fieldwork (4)

Concentration (16 units)

Students must take one of the following concentrations:

Career and Technical Studies Concentration (16 units)

  1. ECTS 637. Foundations in Career and Technical Education (4)
  2. ECTS 638. Critical Issues in Career and Technical Education (4)
  3. ESTM 535. Explorations of Technology (4)
  4. Four units of electives chosen in consultation with an advisor.

Instructional Technology Concentration (16 units)

  1. ESTM 535. Explorations of Technology (4)
  2. ETEC 543. Technology and Learning I (4)
  3. ETEC 644. Design and Development of Instructional Materials II (4)
  4. Four units of electives chosen in consultation with an advisor.

K-8 Mathematics Education Concentration (16 units)

  1. ESTM 625. STEM Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy for Algebra (4)
  2. ESTM 626. STEM Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy for Geometry (4)
  3. ESTM 628. STEM Education: Integrating Mathematics and Science in the K-8 Classroom (4)
  4. ESTM 644. STEM Education: Inquiry Teaching and Learning in the Science, Environmental, and Mathematics Classroom (4)

K-8 STEM Integration Concentration (16 units)

  1. One course from each concentration. A student needs a consultation with the faculty advisor or the program coordinator.
    1. Science and Environmental Education
    2. K-8 Mathematics Education
    3. Career and Technical Studies
    4. Instructional Technology

Science and Environmental Education Concentration (16 units)

  1. ESTM 623. STEM Education: Science and Environmental Education Curriculum (4)
  2. ESTM 628. Integrating Mathematics and Science in the K-8 Classroom (4)
  3. ESTM 644. STEM Education: Inquiry Teaching and Learning in Science and Environmental Classroom (4)
  4. ESTM 647. STEM Education: Topics in Science and Environmental Education (4)

Culminating Experience (8 units)

Student must take one of the following three tracks:

Master's Thesis option

  1. ESTM 690. STEM Education: Advanced Research (4)
  2. ESTM 699. STEM Education: Master's Thesis/Project (4)

Master's Project option

  1. ESTM 690. STEM Education: Advanced Research (4)
  2. ESTM 699. STEM Education: Master's Thesis/Project (4)

Comprehensive Examination Option

  1. ESTM 999. STEM Education: Comprehensive Examination (0)
  2. Eight units of electives from the list below, chosen in consultation with advisor.
    • Career Technical Studies Concentration
      • ECTS 501. Principles and Methods for Teaching Designated Subjects (4)
      • ECTS 502. Instructional Support for Teaching Designated Subjects (4)
      • ECTS 503. Contemporary Issues in Teaching Designated Subjects (4)
      • ECTS 504. Principles of Career and Technical Education (4)
      • ECTS 508. Organization and Structure of Career and Technical Programs (4)
      • ECTS 509. Personnel Management in Career and Technical Programs (4)
      • ECTS 510. Fieldwork in Coordination and Supervision of Career and Technical Programs (4)
      • ECTS 518. Field Work in Designated Subjects (4)
      • ECTS 519. Computer Applications for Career and Technical Educators (4)
      • ECTS 639. Professional Competencies in Career and Technical Studies (4)
      • ECTS 640. Topics In Education (2-4)
      • ESTM 548. STEM Education: Green Technology (4)
      • ESTM 613. STEM Education: Assessment (4)
      • ESTM 680. STEM Education: Integration Seminar I (4)
      • ETEC 676D. Advanced Topics in Instructional Technology (2-8)
    • Instructional Technology Concentration
      • ESTM 613. STEM Education: Assessment (4)
      • ESTM 680. STEM Education: Integration Seminar I (4)
      • ETEC 500. Foundations in Instructional Technology (4)
      • ETEC 501. Foundations of e-Learning (4)
      • ETEC 537. Computer Based Technology in Education I (4)
      • ETEC 541. e-Learning Design and Development (4)
      • ETEC 544. Design and Development of Instructional Materials I (4)
      • ETEC 546. Computer Based Technology in Education II (4)
      • ETEC 623. Technology for Educational Leaders (4)
      • ETEC 634. Information Systems in Education (4)
      • ETEC 643 Technology and Learning II (4)
      • ETEC 648. e-Learning Delivery and Evaluation (4)
      • ETEC 674. e-Learning Technology and Methods (4)
      • ETEC 676D. Advanced Topics in Instructional Technology (2-8)
    • K-8 Mathematics Education Concentration
      • EDCI 632. Mathematics Clinic (4)
      • ESTM 613. STEM Education: Assessment (4)
      • ESTM 624. STEM Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy in Elementary Mathematics (4)
      • ESTM 680. STEM Education: Integration Seminar I (4)
    • K-8 STEM Integration Concentration
      Eight units elective courses from any of the STEM concentrations. A student needs a consultation with the faculty advisor or the program coordinator.
    • Science and Environmental Education Concentration
      • EDCI 636. Advanced Science Methods (4)
      • EENV 652. Nature Study in Environmental Education (4)
      • ESTM 613. STEM Education: Assessment (4)
      • ESTM 680. STEM Education: Assessment Seminar I (4)
      • NSCI 604. Nature and History of Science (4)

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