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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, 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 faculty, staff, or alumni from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Who should apply?
K-8 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 California Clear-Credentialed K-8 teachers, mathematics or science specialists, technology educators, special education educators and some teachers who wish to pursue the promise of K-8 STEM Education.
Complete this intensive Master's Degree in just four (4) semesters! Teachers register for classes each semester including Summer Session. Fall and Spring CSUN courses are 8-weeks long while Summer is 6-weeks long. 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
STEM Leadership MA students take Endeavor courses and CSUN courses each semester. The program begins with a strong foundation for STEM in K-8 elementary education and integrates Endeavor's Methods in STEM Education. In Semester II, 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. In Semester IV the culminating experience, CSUN's Inquiry Project blends pedagogical content knowledge in teaching with educator professional development. These capstone activities build schools' STEM-leadership capacity as MA students meet 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.
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.