Master of Arts in Education Online (MAEd)

STEAM Education

The STEAM Education program is designed to equip practicing educators of all kinds with best practices in transdisciplinary and authentic applications of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. STEAM Education is a powerful educational movement aiming to transform the way we think about instruction today. Engaging more diverse learners, STEAM Education complements STEM Education by emphasizing the Arts to explore personal expression and meaning-making within discipline integration and problem-solving. STEAM instruction provides a place whereby learners can take a deeper dive into integrated content and problem-solve across and beyond disciplinary boundaries. STEAM Education prepares learners that are innovators, designers and creative problem solvers to help navigate complex global issues.

Program At A Glance

  • Four courses = 12 credit hours.
  • The first course is offered each summer.
  • One course is taken per semester.
  • Rolling application deadlines.
  • No GRE exam required
  • 100% online and asynchronous
  • $410 per credit hour

Career Pathways

  • STEAM Teacher
  • Makerspace Educator
  • Informal Educator
  • Curriculum Coordinator/Specialist
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Engineering Teacher
  • Instructional Coach (with full Teacher Leader MAED)
 

STEAM Education Coursework

The STEAM Education program is comprised of four courses which prepare educators to address essential components of STEAM teaching and learning: instructional design, pedagogy, assessment and professional leadership. The courses, taken in sequence, are:

EDUG 681: STEAM Instructional Design and Tools

Course Description: This course is designed to teach effective uses of educational tools technologies towards engagement in modeling through inquiry in STEAM Education. Students learn the key components of facilitating inquiry through their own building of accurate conceptual models of explanations of key STEAM theories and underlying concepts. Utilizing technologies implemented in authentic STEAM practice, students learn how to design instruction to allow students to make controlled observations, analyze data, recognize patterns, propose and revise their models of explanation, and communicate their models to their peers. Application of these skills is utilized through STEAM instructional design process.

EDUG 682: Transdisciplinary Teaching through STEAM

Course Description: This course engages educational professionals in the exploration and application of transdisciplinary teaching through a STEAM lens. Through scholarly readings, exemplars from field, and task exploration, candidates distinguish between multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary teaching.

EDUG 683: Assessment in STEAM

Course Description: This course prepares teacher leaders to assess students’ work produced in transdisciplinary STEAM classes. Students create, evaluate, and implement a variety of equitable and culturally inclusive formative and summative assessments to inform and guide instruction and improve learner outcomes in transdisciplinary curricula.

EDUG 684: Professional Leadership in STEAM

Course Description: This course prepares students to be STEAM teacher leaders. Students continue to develop and apply the skills acquired in previous course work to evaluate and design STEAM programs and to create and support a collaborative, inclusive STEAM culture within their schools. Students engage in systematic inquiry of research on andragogy and STEAM education to inform the development and implementation, in collaboration with colleagues, school stakeholders, and the community, of inclusive professional learning. Students also develop the knowledge and skills necessary to be effective STEAM leaders in their schools, districts, state, and professional organizations.

 

Accreditation

NCATEAll teacher education programs at the advanced level recognized by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board are fully accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), 2010 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036; and approved by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board.

Contact Information

Rosie Young, Ed.D.
Chair, Advanced Education, Graduate Programs
ryoung@bellarmine.edu

 

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