The Master of Arts degree programme in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education is a two-year, part-time programme offering a focus on integrative and innovative approaches to STEM education through exploring socially responsive teaching and research informed by national and international developments in school and education settings.
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education plays an important role in developing STEM-related literacies, in promoting creative and critical thinking and in advancing problem-solving skills.
The programme is intended for teachers and educators who want to develop their skills as they critique, investigate, and disseminate new approaches to STEM education and become STEM leaders in their workplaces. The variety of experiences provided in the programme will build competency and knowledge in STEM education-related research and will be framed within a primary education context. It will be delivered using face-to-face and some blended learning components.
Programme classes are scheduled depending on the semester of registration. Generally STEM Education modules are scheduled on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 6-9pm. In addition, modules taken as part of the general M Ed programme are scheduled on Fridays and Saturdays. Please contact the Programme Coordinator (see below) for more details.
Benefits of studying for an MA in STEM Education:
•Provides an introduction to the foundations, pedagogies, curriculum, research, and contemporary issues in each of the STEM education disciplines
•Increases teaching efficacy in STEM subjects and in integrated STEM approaches
•Explores approaches to enhance the creativity of STEM students and broaden interest in STEM fields
•Allows learners to gain insights into strategies that support STEM learning such as hands-on learning experiences and inquiry-based pedagogy
•Gives the opportunity to experience how to better connect STEM to everyday life through community initiatives and out-of-school STEM programmes
•Develops awareness of how to spark, sustain, and extend young people's interest, augment understandings, and commitment to STEM
The STEM Education Department prepares teachers to draw on technology enhanced learning to support the development of pedagogies in all curriculum subjects, to utilise a range of innovative teaching and learning modalities and to become future leaders in STEM education in their schools.