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Integrative-STEM Master of Education

We are pleased to announce a new M.Ed. i-STEM program –this program offers an intellectually stimulating course of study which provides in-service teachers with current, integrative, design-centric teaching and learning methods applicable across PK-12 grade levels.

The Department of Technological Studies in the School of Engineering at TCNJ is a national leader in PK-12 Technology, Engineering, and integrative-STEM education.

Program Coordinator
Dr. Steve O’Brien

For a printable version of the curriculum: New iSTEM Masters Course Paths

Key features of this M.Ed. are:

> INTEGRATIVE: Emphasis on Integrative (cross-curricular) methods between the STEM components and non-STEM content areas.

>DESIGN PEDAGOGIES: Design-centric Project-Based Learning (PBL) methods are covered extensively. These PBL methods enable higher cognitive student engagement, and include highly contextualized settings.

>CONTENT AREA KNOWLEDGE: Content in individual STEM areas are covered. Additional NJ State content endorsements may be possible depending on individual’s backgrounds.

>PRACTICAL APPROACH: Gives teachers practical skills, including curricular writing, inclusive practices, assessment and deep connections to current educational standards. TCNJ college certificates or NJ State Supervisor certification are also possible.

Who : School teachers certified at any level should consider this program.

Teachers should preferably be in-service/currently teaching, or have reasonable access to Pk-12 students. Certification could be in any State, and setting could be public, private, charter, or magnet school, and potentially informal settings. Since this program emphasizes design-centric learning, applicants from any content area (STEM or non-STEM) should consider this program.

What : The i-STEM M.Ed. degree consists of 3 categories of requirements:


    1. iSTEM Teaching & Learning Core (15 credits)


    2.    STEM Ed Content & Research Courses (3 credits)


   3.    Electives/Pathways (4 electives per pathway, 3 credits each)*


*The i-STEM Masters program is designed with 4 electives, enabling the completion of more specialized curricular pathways, culminating in a TCNJ college certificate and/ or a NJ State certification. It is not required to choose any specific pathway. All courses below are 3 credits each.