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Master of Science in STEM Education

Albertus Magnus College offers a Master of Science in Education degree with a concentration in STEM that is faithful to the College’s mission and heritage: “…dedicated to providing an opportunity to learning which responds to the academic needs and ethical challenges of its students and of society.”

One purpose of this Master of Science in Education degree is to meet the CT General Statutes, Section 10-145b (g) effective July 1, 2016*: “…to qualify for a professional educator certificate, a person who holds or has held a provisional educator certificate…shall hold a master’s degree in an appropriate subject matter area…” As interpreted by the State Board of Education, this master’s degree requirement must be earned at a regionally accredited college or university, and must include “…at least 15 graduate credits in content or content pedagogy…” This affects all educators who hold an initial teacher certificate dated July 1, 2016* or later, and who are seeking a master’s degree to fulfill requirements for professional certification. *Note: This legislation was amended in November, 2017, by PA 17-173. Currently, to advance to the professional level certification, educators must meet CT General Statutes, Section 10-145b (g) Effective July 1, 2018.]

The options for concentration in STEM represents an area of great concern expressed by school and district administrators, leaders in business, and legislators as they call for STEM skills improvement among all students, grades pre-K – 12. A primary purpose of this Master of Science in Education degree is to prepare teachers with the knowledge, skills, and teaching strategies to teach STEM content effectively in their own classrooms, and the leadership skills to coach their colleagues to do so as well.

The Albertus Difference

What Makes Education at Albertus Different?

Engaged
Students

  • Hands-on, experiential learning
  • Interdisciplinary perspectives
  • Emphasis on collaborative work

Great
Teaching

  • Personally invested professors
  • Small class sizes
  • Innovative, well-rounded programs
  • Resources and opportunities for research

Vibrant
Communities

  • Lively extracurricular activities
  • Campus-wide events
  • Service and community engagement

Successful
Outcomes

  • Active career counseling
  • Opportunity-building networks
  • Access to internships and professional experiences
Hands-On Learning

The Albertus Education Degree Program

Fully Online Format

Create Your Flexible Online Education Schedule

Offered in an accelerated online format, most students can complete their Education degree in a year and a half while only having to take two classes at a time.

Get your Degree Online

  • Take 1 to 2 classes every 8 weeks
  • Work from the comfort of your own home
  • Have the ability to work on assignments on your own time, at your own pace

Student Success

Education Student Perspective

While Carly was still in her undergraduate program, she began student-teaching. She wanted to take her passion further, continuing her into a Masters program.

“I’ve learned so much from this program. A lot of what I’ve learned can be applied not only to the field of Education, but also to other areas of life. I’ve learned about the importance of diversity, how to be a leader (in and out of the classroom) and how to collaborate.”

Over the course of her Albertus experience, Carly is appreciative toward the amazing and supportive faculty and staff who encouraged her to grow. Carly graduated from Albertus’ Master of Science in Education Program in 2019.

Hear About Carly's Experience

 Student Perspective at Albertus Magnus College
Life-long LearningHear more from Carly on her Albertus experience.
Faculty Spotlight

Meet Christopher Stone

“At the core of the Albertus Magnus College M.S. Ed program, is creating STEM proficient PreK-12 educators through highly engaging learning experiences for all educators with an emphasis on recruiting, and retaining, educators from diverse backgrounds. Through our program, we aim to strengthen STEM educational partnerships through local educators and their school districts.”

Meet Christopher Stone at Albertus Magnus College
The Importance of EducationChristopher Stone, M.S. Ed.
Careers

Where Will Your Education Degree take You?

Through the STEM concentration, students entering the Master of Science in Education degree at Albertus will be prepared to pursue a career in the teaching profession.

Possible career paths with a Master of Science degree in Education include:



 

STEM Educator/specialist
Educational Coordinator
Educational Consultant
District Leader in STEM Education
Curriculum Developer / Instruction Specialist
Courses

Education Courses

Upon completing the Master of Science in Education at Albertus, students will:

  • Know and discuss educational matters within an ethical framework;
  • Acquire skills needed to teach STEM concepts effectively;
  • Demonstrate the pedagogical skills necessary for leading students to the awareness that all STEM content areas are connected and inter-dependent;
  • Demonstrate the ability to collect and analyze data for the purpose of informing student learning;
  • Demonstrate the ability to recognize and to conduct valid educational research, and to incorporate research-based instruction in lessons and units of instruction;
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary for employing the Japanese Lesson Study approach to improve lesson and unit development;
  • Master the ability to recognize differences among students, including learning and cultural differences, and to provide differentiated instruction that enables all students to learn;
  • Demonstrate skills necessary for leading others to effective STEM curriculum development and application.

Interested in learning more about the diverse courses offered at Albertus?

What We will Need from you

Education Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the Education program, applicants must submit the following:

The following will be required of all applicants accepted into the Master of Science in Education Program:
  • A completed application and a $50 non-refundable application fee

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university, with a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.7 in a 4.0 system

  • Official transcripts from regionally accredited colleges or universities attended

  • Current Resume

  • Demonstration of strong written and oral communication skills

  • Essay [See application for essay directions.]

  • For non-native English speakers, minimum TOEFL score of 550 paper-based, 80 internet-based, or 213 computer-based

  • Proof of immunization in accordance with Connecticut State requirements

  • For applicants who intend to use Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Educational Benefits

    • Military, university and college transcripts

    • Certification of Eligibility letter or, for reservists,

    • Notice of Basic Eligibility Veteran’s Intent to Register form

  • Valid Connecticut teaching certificate or eligibility for CT teacher certification
    (Applicants not certified may request a waiver indicating reasons for request.)

  • Three letters of recommendation, including a character reference, and at least one academic reference (If currently teaching, a reference from a supervising administrator is encouraged.)

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Purposeful Vision & Direction

The Albertus Education Degree Mission Statement

Albertus Magnus College is a College of Distinction for Education

Albertus Magnus College offers a Master of Science in Education degree with a concentration in STEM that is faithful to the College’s mission and heritage: “…dedicated to providing an opportunity to learning which responds to the academic needs and ethical challenges of its students and of society.”

One purpose of this Master of Science in Education degree is to meet the CT law effective July 1, 2018: “…to qualify for a professional educator certificate, a person who holds or has held a provisional educator certificate…shall hold a master’s degree in an appropriate subject matter area…” As interpreted by the State Board of Education, this master’s degree requirement must be earned at a regionally accredited college or university, and must include “…at least 15 graduate credits in content or content pedagogy…” This affects all educators who hold an initial teacher certificate dated July 1, 2018 or later, and who are seeking a master’s degree to fulfill requirements for professional certification.

The STEM concentration represents an area of great concern expressed by school and district administrators, leaders in business, and legislators as they call for STEM skills improvement among all students, grades preK–12. A primary purpose of this Master of Science in Education degree is to prepare teachers with the knowledge, skills, and teaching strategies to teach STEM content effectively in their own classrooms, and the leadership skills to coach their colleagues to do so as well.

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