Program Overview

California University of Pennsylvania offers a Master’s degree in Education for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education (STEM). This program can be completed over a period of 21 months if students follow the suggested curriculum. Two courses are taught every semester over a span of five semesters. Students will graduate in the same group with whom they entered the program. This makes the learning process easier, as students will be able to discuss course work and learning tips with their fellow students.

The ideal candidate for this program, as suggested by Cal U, would be an individual who teaches art, math, science, and social studies in a preschool or elementary school environment. Other current teachers who teach science or math are encouraged to apply, as well as teachers or program directors who work in environmental education. This program is also open to educational administrators who deal with curriculum development in STEM education.

Some activities students in this program with participate in are reading articles on STEM education, participating in online discussion with faculty and students, and helping children complete assignments. Students will excel in this program based on performance and application of the material. Some courses students will be taking are Teaching Elementary and Middle School Children Physical Science, Teachers as Leaders, and Integrative Project in STEM Education.

Interested candidates should first check with their state’s Department of Education to ensure that this program meets the guidelines required of the state for this certification. It should be noted that this program does NOT lead to an initial teacher certificate or any other teaching certificate endorsement.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    Accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education.


    Students must have a bachelor's, master's, or doctorate degree in elementary education or some other related field. Also, evidence of a 2.8 GPA on a 4.0 scale is required as well as a teaching certificate

    School Overview

    Established in 1852, California University of Pennsylvania is a medium-sized campus located in California, Pennsylvania, in a rural area 35 miles away from Pittsburgh. This school is dedicated to excellence in the liberal arts, science and technology, and professional studies. Students can choose from one of more than 75 online associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees offered completely online. You’ll receive the same diploma you would from one of our on-campus programs.


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