STEM Online

The STEM Online degree program develops and applies STEM knowledge for practice in two domains: research based best practices and practical application and leadership skills.  Research-based content themes and theory are integrated with practice with emphasis on application of knowledge base. Students who complete the program will graduate with an M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction.

Primary Career Intention

Curricular leadership in educational institutions or related organizations (e.g., educational specialist in a STEM Field, curriculum director, dean of instruction, STEM supervisor).

Degree Objective

Preparation of professional leaders competent in identifying and solving complex curriculum problems in STEM education.  Emphasis is on developing thoughtful and reflective practitioners.

Research Methods

Develops an overview and understanding of research including data collection skills for action plan development, program measurement/evaluation, and data disaggregation and organization. Could include work in data management for School Board presentations.

Comprehensive Knowledge Assessment

Written and oral assessments are used (e.g., uniform comprehensive exams). Knowledge and practice portfolios provide evidence of ability to improve practice based on theory and research as well as demonstration of competencies within the program courses. Qualifying exams will be administered no sooner than during the last 6 hours of formal coursework but before data collection begins. 


To be admitted to a graduate program, you must apply to the TLAC department and Texas A&M University.

  • M.Ed. Admission Requirements
  • STEM Online Cohort Application
  • The GRE is not required for admission into the Online M.Ed. STEM program. Students who complete the certificate and wish to continue on to the master’s program will be asked to take the GRE during the second or third semester of the program. The scores are used for benchmarking purposes only. The STEM certificate does not require the GRE. 

Tuition & Fees

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