100% Online Master of Science in STEM Education

Educate Your Students for High-Demand STEM Fields

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Innovation is changing nearly every aspect of life, and students need your help to keep up. With the online Master of Science in STEM Education program from the University of Iowa, you can empower students to make valuable contributions to our increasingly global society and career fields that require highly specialized skills.

Join UI’s online STEM Education program to learn a framework for providing engaging STEM education to students in K-12 schools and other environments. This 100% online program includes research seminars and experiential learning opportunities, helping you learn practices for teaching 21st-century competencies to students in diverse schools and communities.

Seeking your Master of Science in STEM Education online enables you to meet your goals for classroom instruction, community programs, content creation, and education advocacy. You’ll benefit from the flexibility of online education while learning from world-class faculty with vast STEM education expertise.

With the online degree programs from the University of Iowa College of Education, you can experience a powerful, personal education within a Big Ten Research Institution. Prepare to follow our graduates into numerous facets of education — teaching, administration, counseling, and beyond.

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A Curriculum That Prepares You to Thrive as a STEM Educator

Experience a convenient education that helps you become a STEM leader with the talents needed to improve science, technology, engineering, and math instruction in your school and community. The program includes 36 credit hours and offers five start dates aligning with the K-12 academic calendar, making it easier to start on your schedule.

The University of Iowa’s STEM education graduate degree includes these courses:

Examine research that supports innovative STEM teaching practices while learning to take an integrated approach to STEM education.

Learn mathematical modeling practices that enhance your students’ understanding of core STEM concepts.

Prepare to apply experiential learning practices to instill 21st-century competencies that your students will need in STEM workplaces.

Delve into the ways that governance, finance, and policy structures can influence public school education.

Become a Part of UI’s Storied Tradition

Founded in 1847, the University of Iowa is a premier public research university located alongside the Iowa River in Iowa City. In addition to being a member of the Association of American Universities and the Big Ten Conference, the University of Iowa is home to one of the country’s most acclaimed medical centers and the famous Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Educate Future Generations of STEM Learners

Demand for trained STEM professionals has eclipsed the need for workers in all other fields.2 Now, it’s vital for America’s classrooms to educate students on subjects that will position them for success in life and the workforce. With the University of Iowa’s STEM education program, you can gain innovative skills that apply immediately to your career in the classroom or school district.

Apply Your STEM Education Graduate Degree in These Areas

  1. K-12 Classrooms
  2. Community Programs
  3. Content Creation and Publishing
  4. Education Advocacy
  5. Instructional Leadership
  6. Curriculum Development

While seeking the Master of Science in STEM Education online, you’ll complete most requirements for obtaining the Iowa K-12 STEM Education Specialist endorsement.* Note that candidates seeking this endorsement must complete additional coursework before applying to the Iowa BOEE.

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  1. U.S. News & World Report. University of Iowa Rankings. Retrieved June 9, 2022, from https://www.usnews.com/.
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment Projections: Employment in STEM Occupations. Retrieved June 10, 2022, from https://www.bls.gov/.

* The Iowa K-12 STEM Education Specialist endorsement is only for the state of Iowa.