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STEM Education and Leadership

STEM Education and Leadership Course Offerings

  • TEC 310: STEM Education Foundations — summer
  • TEC 423: STEM Education Learning Theories — summer
  • TEC 424: STEM Education Integrated Curriculum — fall
  • TEC 425: STEM Education Leadership — spring

To learn more about each course, the prerequisites, and any additional degree requirements, review the Graduate Catalog.

  • Core Classes

All Department of Technology master's students must take these classes:

  • TEC 445: Statistics in Applied Science and Technology — fall, spring
  • TEC 497: Introduction to Research Methodology — fall, spring
  • Degree Options


A total of 30 hours is required to complete the degree, including a thesis (for 6 credit hours). After completing the required 5 courses, a student choosing the thesis option will need to complete an additional 9 hours of elective courses.

Culminating Comprehensive Exam, Project(s), Paper(s)

A total of 33 hours is required to complete the culminating comprehensive option. After completing the required courses, a student choosing this option will need to complete an additional 9 hours of electives, and 9 hours in a secondary area of concentration of conceptually connected coursework.

  • Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of their Master of Science, students will be able to:

  1. Approach problems and challenges in a systematic way.
  2. Understand trends, issues, and developments in area of specialization.
  3. Demonstrate professional written and oral communication skills.
  4. Effectively use current techniques and technologies of specialization.
  5. Function as a leader in their field.
  6. Understand, evaluate, and apply appropriate research.