Professional Master of Arts in Elementary Math, Science, and Technology Education

The graduate program in elementary math, science, and technology education is a 33-hour degree that enhances your effectiveness teaching STEM materials.

Preparing You For Success

Designed for K-8 certified teachers, the three-year PMA degree provides tools to bring STEM concepts to life in your classroom. You gain practical experience through hands-on research experience and a classroom-focused final project. Though courses are online, you come to campus for short residencies each semester and summer. The degree takes three years to complete.

Making Your Mark

Professional Masters of Science degrees are valuable to gain more content knowledge and experience for teachers interested in taking their STEM teaching to the next level.

Graduate Program Requirements

Required Courses - 27 hrs.

  • MST 600: Investigative Math, Science, and Technology for Educators: Energy - 3 hrs.
    or MST 601: Investigative Math, Science, and Technology for Educators: Motion - 3 hrs.
    or MST 609: Investigative Math, Science, and Technology for Educators: Special Topics - 3 hrs.
  • MST 610: Math Through Inquiry - 3 hrs.
  • MST 611: Directed Research in Science & Math Internship - 1 hr.
  • MST 612: Introduction to Teacher Leadership - 1 hr.
  • MST 650: Inquiry-based Curriculum: Development and Analysis - 3 hrs.
  • MST 620: Topics in Investigative Math, Science, & Technology For Educators II: Evolution - 3 hrs.
    or MST 621: Investigative Math, Science, & Tech. for Educators: Environmental Science - 3 hrs.
    or MST 629: Investigative Math, Science, & Tech. for Educators: Special Topics - 3 hrs.
  • MST 660: Research in Math and Science - 2 hrs.
  • MST 670: Action Research: Methods and Practice - 3 hrs.
  • MST 680: Nature of Inquiry and Innovation - 3 hrs.
  • MST 681: Advanced Teacher Leadership - 2 hrs.
  • MST 685: STEM Education Project - 1 hr.
  • MST 685: STEM Education Project - 2 hrs.

Elective Courses (choose two) - 6 hrs.

  • MST 630: Teaching Science Using Robotic Platforms - 3 hrs.
  • MST 631: The Science of Foods and Nutrition - 3 hrs.
  • MST 632: The Science of Matter - 3 hrs.
  • MST 633: Pharmacology and the Human Brain - 3 hrs.
  • MST 634: Crime Scene Science - 3 hrs.
  • MST 635: The Science of Global Climate Change - 2-3 hrs.
  • MST 636: The Science of Computer Games - 3 hrs.
  • MST 637: Scientific Myths and Misconceptions - 2-3 hrs.
  • MST 639: Special Topics - 1-3 hrs.