Master of Arts in INTEGRATED STEM EDUCATION
Enroll in our integrated STEM education program to help shape the future. The master's program at Loras College is the area’s only source for an integrated approach to the new STEM requirements. Using real-world, place-based problems, we emphasize interdisciplinary instruction and learning—because guess what? You will use this in the real world.
Our program gets you out in the field, applying your education firsthand.
The Loras College Master of Arts in STEM Education was developed for teachers in the elementary grades through high school and informal educators, as a multi-disciplinary approach to STEM topics, presented within the context of real world issues.
There are several unique features tailored to meet the needs of working professionals or new graduate students.
FLEXIBLE & CONVENIENT
Curriculum is designed to enhance the professional competencies and involvement of people already engaged in an educational field.
We provide an innovative, interdisciplinary program that views STEM as a single integrated discipline.
Learning is contextual with an emphasis on relevant issues in real world settings.
Courses are taught by faculty in the Education, Science, Mathematics and Engineering departments.
Graduate students are busy, often juggling work and family life at the same time. Our program is set up with your hectic schedule in mind.
REPUTATION OF EXCELLENCE
Most students take just over two years to complete all the requirements for the STEM Education master’s degree.
Students take seven-week classes in fall and spring semesters and four-week classes during summer term.
Classes are offered online during the regular school year and on campus or online during the summer, to accommodate teachers’ schedules. Courses are taught by faculty in the Education, Science, Mathematics and Engineering departments.
Loras has a reputation for providing multi-disciplinary education in both undergraduate and graduate programs, reflecting our commitment to providing liberal arts education. Area middle school teachers have participated in Loras’ Communities of Exemplary Practice, a professional development program funded by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, and instructed by education and STEM faculty.
Our programs are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
Q. Will the program accept graduate transfer credit?
. No. This integrated STEM education program is so unique that it must be completed in its entiretly at Loras College.
Q. Do I need prerequisites for admission to the program?
A teaching certificate or valid evidence that you educate students or work with teachers in an informal capacity is the
Q. How do I apply for the Master’s in STEM Education at Loras College?
For complete details, contact Mike Friend at 563.588.7166 firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. What is the cost of the program?
$425 per credit hour.
Q. Can I start the program anytime of year?
Students must begin the program in the summer, as it is important to the program design to advance students as cohorts.
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