Master of Education in Secondary STEM Education

Offered By: College of Education

Domains

  1. The Learner and Learning -
    • Candidates create developmentally appropriate instruction that takes into account individual learners’ strengths, interests, and needs and that enable each learner to advance and accelerate his or her learning.
    • Candidates design instruction to address each learner’s diverse learning strengths and needs, and create opportunities for learners to demonstrate their learning in different ways.
    • Candidates bring multiple perspectives to the discussion of content, including attention to learners’ personal, family, and community experiences and cultural norms.
    • Teacher candidates collaborate with learners, families, and colleagues to build a safe, positive learning climate of openness, mutual respect, support, and inquiry.
    • Candidates manage the learning environment to actively and equitably engage learners by organizing, allocating, and coordinating the resources of time, space, and learners’ attention.
  2. Application of Content -
    • Teacher candidates apply content knowledge by engaging learners in diverse perspectives that question and challenge assumptions and approaches in order to master content and foster metacognition, innovation, and problem solving.
    • Teacher candidates evaluate and modify instructional resources and curriculum materials for their comprehensiveness, accuracy for representing particular concepts in the discipline, and appropriateness for his/her learners.
    • Teacher candidates create opportunities for students to learn, practice, and master academic language in their content.
    • Teacher candidates facilitate learners’ collaborative use of current tools and resources to maximize content learning in varied contexts.
    • Teacher candidates develop and implement supports for learner literacy development across content areas.
  3. Instructional Practice -
    • Candidates use formative and summative assessments that minimize sources of bias to support, verify, and document learning.
    • Teacher candidates plan for instruction based on formative and summative assessment data, prior learner knowledge, and learner interest.
    • Teacher candidates effectively use assessment data to give feedback.
    • Teacher candidates select and create learning experiences and assessments that are appropriate for curriculum goals and content standards, aligned to learning objectives and are relevant to learners.
    • Teacher candidates use appropriate strategies, develop appropriate sequencing, and provide multiple ways to demonstrate knowledge and skill.
    • Candidates plan collaboratively with colleagues and other professionals who have specialized expertise (e.g., general education teachers, special educators, related service providers, librarians, and media specialists) to design effective cross-curricular learning experiences.
    • Teacher candidates guide learners in using a range of technology tools to access, interpret, evaluate, and apply information in content area.
  4. Professional Responsibility -
    • Teacher candidates engage in ongoing learning opportunities to develop knowledge and skills in order to provide all learners with engaging curriculum and learning experiences within the context of local and state standards.
    • Candidates reflect on their personal biases and access resources to deepen their own understanding of cultural, ethnic, gender, and learning differences to promote ethical practice, build stronger relationships, and create relevant learning experiences.
    • Working collaboratively with school colleagues, candidates build ongoing connections with community resources to enhance student learning and well-being.
    • Candidates take on leadership roles to advocate for meeting the needs of learners, strengthening the learning environment, and enacting system change.

Disclosure Categories Related to Professional Licensure

Master of Education in Secondary STEM Education

for residents of AL, AK, AS, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FM, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MH, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, MP, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, PW, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VI, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY,

Alabama

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Alaska

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

American Samoa

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Arizona

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Arkansas

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

California

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Colorado

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Connecticut

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Delaware

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

District of Columbia

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Federated States of Micronesia

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Florida

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Georgia

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Guam, US Territory

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Hawaii

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Idaho

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Illinois

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Indiana

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Iowa

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Kansas

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Kentucky

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Louisiana

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Maine

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Marshall Islands

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Maryland

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Massachusetts

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Michigan

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Minnesota

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Mississippi

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Missouri

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Montana

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Nebraska

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Nevada

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Teacher Licensure from Nevada. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


State Specific Version

Residents of this state intending to enroll in this program must take a modified version of the program outlined on GCU.edu. For more information and to review the specific list of courses specific to this state, please contact a University Counselor or review the course listing provided in the Enrollment Agreement.


Meets - Approved by the State

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/15/2021, this program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.


Agency Approval Granted

The Grand Canyon University College of Education Alternative Route to Licensure (ARL) programs are approved by the Nevada Department of Education in the areas of early childhood, elementary, secondary and special education.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Nevada Department of Education requires coursework in Multicultural Education to be completed prior to a teacher's first licensure renewal. This three-credit course requirement will need to be met before applying for Standard Teacher licensure in Nevada. GCU's Nevada approved course Multicultural Education: TSL-5501TE School, Community, and Family Culture, will meet this requirement but will need to be taken outside of a student's approved program. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of and meet the coursework requirements of their state.


Educator Content Exam Requirements

The state of Nevada requires a basic skills exam for teacher licensure. The basic skills exam is one assessment broken up into three to four subtests; one for each content area. Verification of a passing score on this exam, all subtests, will need to be shown prior to student teaching. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Basic Skills Exam Requirements

The state of Nevada requires a basic skills exam for teacher licensure. The basic skills exam is one assessment broken up into three to four subtests; one for each content area. Verification of a passing score on this exam, all subtests, will need to be shown prior to student teaching. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


Educator Professional Knowledge Exam Requirements

The state of Nevada requires a professional knowledge exam for teacher licensure. A professional knowledge exam assesses a student's pedagogical knowledge for the certificate they are seeking. Verification of a passing score on this exam will need to be shown by the time of application for licensure. For more information on test names, codes, and scores please contact your Student Services Counselor or your Field Experience Counselor.


edTPA Requirements

The edTPA is not required for out-of-state program completers in this state.


Field Placement Requirements

Students will need to complete a student teaching placement in grades 7-12 classroom in the content area desired for licensure, to meet the state's grade level requirements.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Nevada Department of Education
2080 E. Flamingo Rd
Suite 210
Las Vegas, NV, 89119
702-486-6458
http://nde.doe.nv.gov/

New Hampshire

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

New Jersey

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

New Mexico

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

New York

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

North Carolina

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

North Dakota

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Northern Mariana Islands

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Ohio

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Oklahoma

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Oregon

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Pennsylvania

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Puerto Rico

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Republic of Palau

No Version Available

The online version of this program is not available for enrollment by individuals located in this state. Therefore, no information is provided as to whether or not the program would meet the educational requirements for licensure in the state.

Rhode Island

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

South Carolina

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

South Dakota

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Tennessee

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Texas

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Utah

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Vermont

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Virgin Islands

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Virginia

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Washington

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

West Virginia

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Wisconsin

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

Wyoming

Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on , this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.

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