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Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Online

Deepen your knowledge of STEM instruction and prepare for leadership roles in this growing, high-demand field. Students may qualify for a federal TEACH Grant for this high-need program, up to $3,752 per award year.**

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Program Overview

Enhance your knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to teach, lead, and prepare students for the challenges of an increasingly technical world. LSU Shreveport is one of the few universities in the region that offers an online MEDCI STEM program, and our faculty are practitioners in the STEM field—giving students a thorough understanding of current trends and best practices.

Total Program Tuition icon $11,203.10* Total Program Tuition
Program Duration icon As few as 10 months Program Duration
Credit Hours icon 30 Credit Hours
Total Program Tuition icon $11,203.10* Total Program Tuition
Program Duration icon As few as 10 months Program Duration
Credit Hours icon 30 Credit Hours

In this program, you will have the opportunity to create an extensive e-portfolio that showcases the work you complete during the program. Upon completion of the program, if you already possess a teaching certificate you may qualify for an add-on certification and/or endorsement.

This program will prepare you for career opportunities such as Curriculum Director, Educational Specialist in STEM, STEM Supervisor, or STEM instructor.

The MEDCI – STEM online program offers:

  • For those who already possess a teaching certification, preparation to qualify for add-on certification and/or endorsement
  • Experience writing effective grants—funding, planning, writing, and submitting proposals
  • The ability to implement STEM-based strategies and modify instructional planning for the classroom
CAEP Accredited

The teacher education programs at Louisiana State University Shreveport meet rigorous national standards for educator preparation set by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

Why choose the LSU Shreveport online Master of Education?

  • The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts "good to excellent" job opportunities for teachers over the next 10 years
  • CareerBuilder® says elementary school teachers with master's degrees earn starting salaries 32% higher than teachers with a bachelor’s
  • O*NET OnLine forecasts 573,200 job openings for elementary school teachers between 2010 and 2020
  • "The most rewarding opportunities will be offered to master's-educated teachers with the in-demand skills this program offers." – (University official)

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Students may qualify for a federal TEACH Grant for this high-need program, with up to $3,752 per award year.**

Tuition

The MEDCI – STEM online program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition. All fees are included in the total tuition.

Total Program Tuition
$11,203.10* Total Program Tuition
Total Program Tuition
$373.44 Tuition Per Credit Hour

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Per Credit Hour Per 3 Credit-Hour Course
U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total
$307.49 $65.95 $373.44 $922.46 $197.85 $1,120.31

STEM faculty Spencer Kiper was awarded the 2019 Louisiana Teacher of the Year.

Calendar

The MEDCI – STEM online program is designed to be convenient for working professionals, featuring 7-week courses and multiple start dates per year.

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Start Date App Deadline Doc Deadline Registration Begins Early Registration & Final Tuition Deadline
5/13/2019 4/22/2019 4/29/2019 4/8/2019 5/8/2019
7/8/2019 6/17/2019 6/24/2019 4/8/2019 7/3/2019
9/2/2019 8/12/2019 8/19/2019 4/8/2019 8/28/2019
10/28/2019 10/7/2019 10/14/2019 4/8/2019 10/23/2019

Note: All payments must be made no later than 11:30 p.m. CST. Payment for classes added after the Final Tuition Deadline will need to be made prior to 11:30 p.m. the next day. Students who register and/or pay after the Final Tuition Deadline may be subject to a $50 late fee.

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Admissions

Take the first step toward earning your degree and reaching a new milestone in your education. We’ve simplified the process so you can get started quickly and easily. Students interested in the MEDCI – STEM online program must meet the following requirements for admission.

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  • Submit graduate application and $20 application fee
  • Graduate degree from an accredited university, OR
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university, with a minimum 2.5 overall GPA or minimum 2.5 GPA in last 60 semester hours of course
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended and any other required official documents

Official transcripts, official test scores, and other materials that come from third-party sources should be mailed to:

LSUS
Admissions and Records Office
One University Place
Shreveport, LA 71115

Transcripts may also be submitted via secure means—e.g., eSCRIP-SAFE—to admissions@lsus.edu.

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Additional Information

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To be considered for admission to any of our graduate programs, students must first meet the LSUS Graduate School admission requirements.

Graduates of colleges or universities accredited by the proper regional accrediting association may apply for admission to graduate study at LSUS. Admission is restricted to include only those students whose academic records indicate they can successfully undertake graduate work in the proposed area. Admission to graduate study at LSUS requires that all previously undertaken graduate work meets LSUS academic standards.

Unconditional Admission: For unconditional admission to graduate study, students must be in satisfactory standing at the last institution attended and meet all admission requirements of a degree program. The following categories of students are eligible for unconditional admission to graduate study at LSUS.

Students With a Graduate Degree From a Regionally Accredited University [+]

Unless specified otherwise by individual programs, graduate students who possess a graduate degree previously earned from a regionally accredited university are eligible for unconditional admission.

Students With an Undergraduate Degree and Some Graduate Course Work [+]

Applicants who have some graduate course work but do not possess a previously earned graduate degree must have a minimum 2.50 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) on the undergraduate degree or a 2.50 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in the last 60 hours attempted in the undergraduate degree program and a minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) on any graduate work attempted, with no grades of D or F.

Students With an Undergraduate Degree and No Previous Graduate Course Work [+]

Applicants who do not possess a previously earned graduate degree must have a minimum 2.50 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) on the undergraduate degree or a 2.50 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in the last 60 hours attempted in the degree program.

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International applicants must meet regular admission requirements for their selected program. In addition, you may be required to submit the following additional information.

  • Submit graduate application and $30 application fee
  • TOEFL/IELTS scores
    • If your native language is not English, you must submit a score of at least 550 on the paper administered test, 80 on the internet-based version, or 213 on the computer-based version on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), unless a degree has been obtained from an accredited United States institution. Additional information regarding the exams can be found at teofl.org or ielts.org.
    • Applicants may be exempt if they meet one of the following criteria:
      • U.S. citizens (this includes U.S. territories: Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa)
      • Permanent resident
      • Citizen of a TOEFL/IELTS exempt country. Exempted countries can be verified here.
  • An official transcript (sent directly from the registrar) from all colleges/universities attended should be sent to the Admissions and Records Office. Transcript(s) should reflect all graduate and undergraduate work and any degrees previously awarded.

Hand-delivered evaluations must remain in the original, sealed, unopened envelope to be considered official. Official transcripts may be mailed directly from the granting institution(s) to:

LSUS
Admissions and Records Office
One University Place
Shreveport, LA 71115

Transcripts may also be submitted via secure means—e.g., eSCRIP-SAFE—to admissions@lsus.edu.

Courses

Students in the MEDCI – STEM online program must complete 30 credit hours of course work, including six foundation courses (18 credit hours), and four specialization courses (12 credit hours).

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Students must complete the following courses.

EDL 740: Introduction to Graduate Research

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of research methods and their empirical foundations. It provides basic practical knowledge on how to find, review, and critique academic and applied research in education and leadership. In addition, students will learn to develop appropriate research questions.

ED 720: Curriculum

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A systematic study of the history, theory and practice of curriculum development in American education.

ED 780: Educational Technology Applied to the Classroom

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A hands on, project-centered course using technology in the classroom, with attention to selection of hardware and software, use of multimedia authoring tools and communications technology in the development of instructional materials.

EDL 700: Creating a Professional Learning Community

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The Professional Learning Community (PLC) provides potential teacher leaders and administrators with a structure for continuing professional growth and information and activities aligned with best practices and current research on initiatives that support the Louisiana Accountability System, the School Improvement Process, and the Standards for School Principals in Louisiana.

EDL 707: Utilizing Data for School Improvement

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the collection and analysis of data sources relevant in educational settings and emphasizes analyses of work samples, observations, inquiry data, artifacts, and standardized test scores. Throughout the course students collect and analyze school improvement data.

EDST 605: Math and Engineering in STEM

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the integration of math and engineering principles in STEM Education. The course will actively engage students in STEM teaching practices, methods, and strategies with a focus on math and engineering.

Students must complete the following courses.

EDST 601: Foundation in STEM Education

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The concept of STEM education will be explored including how this translates to actual classroom implementation of STEM as a metadiscipline. This course fosters the view of the STEM skill set as being integrated and interdependent, and as an essential element in real-world collaboration. Participants will also be introduced to materials and activities that emphasize STEM across the curriculum. This course assesses advanced critical thinking skills through scholarly reading and written analysis of a more complex nature than is true for the undergraduate. Three hours of lecture or equivalent.

EDST 602: STEM Content Methods

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The course will include application of new ideas through networking and collaboration designed to help educators structure opportunities for students to utilize a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics skill set through investigation and application of science knowledge, applied mathematics, and utilization of tools of technology in order to design solutions to real-world problems. This course fosters the view of the STEM skill set as being integrated and interdependent, and as an essential element in real-world collaboration. Educators will explore STEM resources, adapt existing activities to the STEM teaching philosophy, and create original STEM-based units. This course assesses advanced critical thinking skills through scholarly reading and written analysis of a more complex nature than is true for the undergraduate.

EDST 603: Grant Writing for STEM Programs

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Educators will research STEM funding prospects, interact with those funders, and plan, write, and submit grant proposals. The course will also guide educators on how to track and manage grant proposals and funded grants for fiscal and reporting purposes. This course fosters the view of the STEM skill set as being integrated and interdependent, and as an essential element in real-world collaborations. This course assesses advanced critical thinking skills through scholarly reading and written analysis of a more complex nature than is true for the undergraduate.

EDST 604: STEM Exploration

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Provides practical skills and knowledge for implementing STEM-based strategies and modifying instructional planning for the modern classroom. Students will personalize their STEM learning experience through self-selection of topics for activities such as Earth and Space Science, Computer Science, Electronics, CAD Engineering and Manufacturing, Cyber Literacy, Robotics and Engineering, GIS/GPS, and Forensics.

In this program, you will create an e-portfolio that showcases the work completed in the program—an excellent tool for future employment options.

*Includes tuition and fees based on Spring 2019 pricing and subject to change without notice.

**TEACH Grant eligible up to $3,752 per award year; awards may vary. Please contact the university financial aid department for more information. TEACH Grants are available to qualified applicants enrolled in approved degree program(s).

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