Master of Education in STEM Teaching

Accelerated Master of Education and Initial Teacher Licensure in STEM Teaching

Marquette University offers an accelerated 14-month master of education in STEM (science, computer science, and math) teaching designed for individuals with STEM-related bachelor’s degrees and careers to become middle and high school teachers. This accelerated model of learning allows teacher candidates to gain experience in the classroom while completing their course work. This program offers substantial funding through the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship. Admitted candidates can apply to receive support for tuition, living expenses, and professional development as they transition into the teaching profession. The program is a partnership between Education, Policy and Leadership and Computer Science in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences.

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Program Description

As a 36-credit program, students will take courses as a cohort over 14 consecutive months, which includes sessions beginning in summer and continuing through the following summer. During the program, teacher candidates will apply the theoretical and pedagogical knowledge of teaching they gain during their coursework to their clinical field experiences. These classroom-based teaching experiences culminate in a full-time, full-semester spring student teaching experience. Upon successful completion of the program, students will graduate with a Master's in Education and earn a license endorsement for initial Wisconsin teacher licensure in science grades 4—12 or math grades 4—12 with basic content knowledge in computer science. This computer science concentration can be utilized to add on Wisconsin certification through the content test pathway (Praxis) once initial licensure is issued.

This accelerated program requires that can demonstrate your subject matter expertise either by your undergraduate transcripts in a science or math area or by taking a Praxis content knowledge exam.  The focus of this program is to provide you with tools to be an effective STEM teacher while engaging in classroom-based internships. 

It takes one small step to start your next giant leap. We look forward to helping you apply for Marquette’s M.Ed. in STEM Teaching. For more information, please contact jennifer.lamanna@marquette.edu.

Applications are due February 15, 2023. Applications are available via Marquette University's Graduate School.

Applicants should have at least a 3.0 GPA in desired area of study. Applicants will also need to demonstrate content knowledge either by undergraduate transcripts or passing the Praxis content knowledge exam.

A Marquette educator is: 

Applicants should have at least a 3.0 in desired area of study. Applicants will also need to demonstrate content knowledge either by undergraduate transcripts or passing the Praxis content knowledge exam (website).

  • An advocate and practitioner of equity, justice, and anti-racism in schools and communities. 
  • A designer and facilitator of ambitious curriculum and pedagogy informed by theory, context, and students' thinking and experiences. 
  • An imaginative, critical thinker who reflects on ways to improve teaching and learning. 
  • A compassionate professional who embodies cura personalis and empowers learners through reciprocal relationships of dignity and respect.
  • A Critical evaluator of information and research who assesses effectiveness of educational programs and practices

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