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Master's Degree Option
Earn a prestigious STEM Certificate as part of a low-cost Master's Degree.
Joint Online Master's Degree Option(s).
California State University Northridge (CSUN) and Endeavor have teamed up to offer YOU an exciting, new Master's Degree focused on Elementary STEM Education.
This exciting partnership allows you to earn both the CSUN Master's of Arts (M.A.) in Elementary Curriculum and Instruction, and the prestigious, NASA Endeavor Leadership Certificate in STEM Education from Teachers College, Columbia University...at the same time! Educators in the program take CSUN courses onsite and online, while all Endeavor courses are taken 100% online, with special "live" components, from the comfort of home or work. Endeavor instructors are affiliated with Teachers College, Columbia University.
Who should apply?
K-6 educators interested in STEM content and pedagogy integrated into practice will benefit from: 1) live and online class sessions; 2) asynchronous (non-live), online interactions; 3) exclusive STEM resources; and 4) interaction with NASA experts and others.
The majority of participants include elementary generalists, technology educators, special education educators, and science and mathematics coaches, some new to STEM Education.
Complete the Master's Degree in just four (4) semesters! Full-time educators register for classes each semester including Winter/Spring, Summer, and Fall. Some CSUN courses are 8-weeks long. The CSUN courses are onsite and asynchronous as students work at their own pace. See the suggested program of study.
Like all graduate courses, Endeavor courses require diligence. For each course, participants will attend "live," one-hour online classes (~5 total sessions). Endeavor's self-paced work is determined from each participant's specific classroom practice or context. Assignments include a combination of content and education-based assignments.
Course of Study
Master's Degree students take Endeavor courses and CSUN courses each semester. The program begins with a strong foundation for STEM in K-6 elementary education and integrates Endeavor's Methods in STEM Education. Educators select two Endeavor Electives to suit varied and wide interests. One course includes The "E" in STEM: Meaningful Content for Engineering, a dynamic and popular course offering from which educators gain tremendous confidence blending engineering practices with math and science. As the culminating experience, CSUN's Inquiry Project blends a curriculum with educator professional development. These activities build leadership capacity in schools while meeting the requirements for Endeavor's Leadership Certificate in STEM Education, as well as the Master's Degree.
National Board Certification Option. Endeavor courses may be completed while seeking National Board Certification. All of the portfolio requirements for becoming Nationally Board Certified can be met with Endeavor coursework, exclusively. Endeavor's Candidate Support Providers, trained by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, guide each candidate through the process.
Apply Now for this exclusive Master's Degree in Elementary Curriculum and Instruction.
What Else Should I Know?
Endeavor courses teach STEM pedagogical content knowledge and guide educators in incorporating authentic data using technology as a tool for learning. This effective approach provides a springboard for cultivating problem solving skills, addressing new standards, and inspiring student interest and achievement in STEM.
Each teacher enrolled in the Master's Degree program works with a mentor, a graduate of the NASA Endeavor program and a STEM leader, to develop an individual plan for work assignments that include implementing best practices. Most participants in the program will implement a STEM Leadership project for sharing their knowledge in STEM with other educators. The ultimate goal of Endeavor is for educators to become accomplished and to enact change in the classroom, school, and school district.
Endeavor's Online Community is a meaningful and interactive vehicle from which participants gain insights and knowledge over years. Endeavor contributes to literature in STEM Education; is on the forefront of research; and, is the most practical way for educators to be successful with integrated STEM learning in their classrooms.
$17,277 includes the Master's Degree tuition and fees and Endeavor's STEM Leadership Certificate from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Financial Aid is available, and the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program may be available for qualified applicants.