Masters of Science in STEM Education
Research and Reflection for Learning and Leading
Our trans-disciplinary degree program, designed in collaboration with P-12 school partners, will provide candidates with individualized coursework, professional development opportunities, and job-embedded experiences culminating in a capstone experience that combines action research, teacher leadership, and innovation.
Candidates will complete a program of studies individualized to their goals and future career desires that consists of 30 credit hours of approved graduate-level coursework, including a 12-credit-hour STEM Education Leadership core, 12-credit-hours of content electives, and 6-credit-hours of additional teacher leadership electives.
Graduate Assistantship opportunities are available for our students. We begin reviewing applications for teaching assistantships in April for funding to begin in the fall semester. However, applications are accepted throughout the year. Availability and renewal depends upon classroom teaching and research needs, and priority is given to students enrolled in our degree programs. Full-time assistantships involve about 20 hours of job duties and include a stipend, full tuition waiver, and student health insurance. Please note that assistantships are not guaranteed to be available for all students needing this opportunity as positions are limited.
Important Links for the MS in STEM Education Program:
Curriculum Contract (includes list of courses required for the program)
- MS in STEM Education, Traditional Program
- MS in STEM Education, with Rank II certification for KY teachers (coming soon)
Please contact Dr. Molly Fisher (DGS) should you have questions regarding the Masters of Science in STEM Education program or assistantships.