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Online Master of Education in STEM

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Students of every age must prepare to think deeply about solving the world’s most pressing problems — those at hand, and those of the future. They are tomorrow’s researchers, leaders, innovators and educators. Unfortunately, too few teachers are prepared to teach the specific nuances of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

The Online Master of Education (MEd) in STEM at William Woods is an interdisciplinary approach to teaching these concepts, with the purpose of removing barriers that separate these four disciplines, integrating them into real-world, rigorous and relevant learning experiences.

Using the Next Generation Science Standards as a guide to comprehensive STEM education, specific principles and skills to be addressed as essential are:

  • Asking questions and defining problems
  • Developing and using models
  • Planning and carrying out investigations
  • Analyzing and interpreting data
  • Using mathematics and computational thinking
  • Constructing explanations and designing solutions
  • Engaging in arguments from evidence
  • Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

Courses provide an in-depth understanding of the origin of STEM and its Guiding Principles, STEM literacy, and the integration of the content into and across the K-12 curriculum. They teach the integration of technology (including coding), engineering (including robotics), and project-based learning with real world applications into curricula.

The online graduate degree combines the academic excellence and supportive teaching culture of the William Woods education program with the convenience and affordability of a nationally ranked online education program. You will receive quality online instruction through the latest educational technology and collaborate with your peers in an interactive and engaging learning environment.

Your Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree at work

This degree prepares you to be a leader of any kind of STEM education in your school. You will learn how to teach the research process to students. In addition, because it is such a relevant topic in the world today, graduates can take these topics and research the implementation of these courses themselves or the application of these courses in the K-12 classroom.

William Woods is the largest certifier of school leaders in Missouri

606 # of our graduates who are now principals and assistant principals
157 # of our graduates who are now school district administrators
90 # of our graduates who are now school superintendents


Courses you may take:

  • EDU564 STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – An Introduction
  • EDU520 Research Design
  • EDU543 Teaching and Learning in the New Digital Landscape
  • EDU565 STEM: Engineering Design
  • EDU558 Software Applications for Academic Programs
  • EDU566 STEM: Technology and Coding
  • EDU567 STEM: Citizen Science-Project Based Learning
  • EDU590 Appraisal of Student Learning
  • EDU586 Action Research Capstone (6 cr. hr.)



  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts (2.5 GPA or higher) mailed from the college/university of which you graduated

Your digital classroom. Available anywhere.

William Woods online graduate education programs are available to students across the country. In Missouri, our students come from Fulton, Columbia, Jefferson City, St. Louis, Kansas City, Moberly, Springfield, Ozark, Cape Girardeau, Rolla and many more locations. Beyond Missouri, our online graduates hail from California, Illinois, Kansas, Washington, Arkansas and other states.

Our graduate education programs are available online and are ranked among the best online programs in Missouri by US News and World Report.

Admissions Information

Learn more about online admissions requirements, deadlines, tuition and financial aid available to you.

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