This online graduate degree will help you prepare for leadership positions in STEM education. You'll receive a grounding in educational theory and research methods while learning about issues specific to science, technology, engineering and math education and curriculum.

By completing this program, you'll earn a master of science in occupational and technical studies with a concentration in STEM Education. You'll be ready to advance your career as a teacher, administrator, or professional by participating in P-16 STEM education reform, improving STEM teacher training and professional development, and advocating for and shaping STEM education policy.

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Required Courses

Your coursework will include:

  • 9 credit hours of core courses
  • 6 credit hours of research courses
  • 6 credit hours of STEM education courses
  • 12 credit hours of elective courses

Online Learning Environment

Participate in live, regularly scheduled online class meetings and access course materials online from any location. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Careers in STEM Education

  • STEM Specialist in K-16 Education
  • STEM Educator
  • STEM Coordinator/Director
  • Director of Youth Development in STEM

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Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$523 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-state Students$568 per credit hour

Rates are effective Summer 2018 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

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How to Apply

You can complete up to 12 graduate hours with a non-degree graduate application to ODU. All applicants to the Master of Science degree in Occupational and Technical Studies must meet university, college, and departmental requirements. In addition, you should have prior academic work associated with this area of study.

For details about admission, continuance, and other program requirements, please visit the department's web site.

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You may be able to take up to four courses (12 credit hours) as a non-degree graduate student, before you are accepted into a specific degree program. 

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Meet your Team

You'll have a dedicated academic advisor for this program. Contact us if you have questions about admission requirements, transferring credits, or application deadlines.