STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Teaching and Learning

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Combine design and arts training with STEM, and earn an in-demand STEAM teaching certifi-cation in just a single year.

Why Earn Your MA in STEAM Teaching and Learning?

This degree gives educators a competitive edge through real-world training in innovative approaches to urban education, design thinking, digital arts and problem-solving. It’s an ideal springboard for early career teachers seeking their New York state teaching certification as well as recent graduates interested in using their STEM background to become certified teachers. Once you earn your MA in STEAM Teaching and Learning, you’ll be qualified to pursue a range of rewarding career paths, including:

  • High school or middle school computer science, math or science teacher
  • Elementary school computer or computer science teacher
  • Computer/maker lab coordinator
  • Advancement to professional teaching certification (if you are an elementary school teacher, ESL teacher, art/music teacher or any other New York state teacher who only has initial certification)

Why Earn an MA in STEAM Teaching and Learning at Adelphi?

  • Benefit from our interdisciplinary, lab-based approach to teacher preparation—supported by Adelphi’s long-standing commitment to STEAM education—that’s unlike any other master’s program in the New York City area.
  • Tailor your degree to your unique professional goals: Choose between teacher certification tracks in math, science or computer science education, or a nondegree track in one of those concentrations or interdisciplinary STEAM studies.
  • Gain valuable hands-on experience through our three-semester sequence in the maker lab, where you’ll learn to master the latest STEAM education tools and technologies, as well as our robust partnerships with New York City public schools.
  • Take your career to the next level in just a single year: This 30-credit program kicks off with an intensive summer “boot camp” and can be completed in two semesters (fall and spring).
94%* * based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2020
of our graduate students say that Adelphi University increased their understanding of the roles and responsibilities of professionals in their field
based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2020

If you agree that teaching and learning should be playful and creative, we think that the STEAM MA will be a great way for you to learn new things and become part of one of the most vibrant maker-educator communities in New York City.

Matthew Curinga, EdD Associate Professor, Ruth S. Ammon College of Education and Health Sciences

Three female students working in robotics.

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

The MA in STEAM Teaching and Learning is powered by collaborative initiatives that lead to rich service- and project-based learning experiences.

Our program’s urban focus invites students to engage with the unique opportunities and challenges of the New York City public school environment. As soon as your first semester, you’ll work directly with students and teachers at a school in Brooklyn’s District 13. There, you’ll also practice teaching and working with students at the new 9,000-square-foot STEM Center at 280 Cadman Plaza, which opens next year as a resource for public schools in Brooklyn. You’ll also hone your creativity at MIXI (the Manhattan Institute for STEM and the Imagination), a STEM-focused research and practice institute housed within Adelphi’s Manhattan Center.

The MA’s curriculum centers around a three-course sequence of STEAM maker lab classes. In the first course, you’ll develop a strong foundation in design thinking as you experiment with the lab’s digital and physical tools. In the second course, you’ll use the lenses of technology and Universal Design to examine historical and contemporary approaches to educational equity. The final course, school lab, challenges you to create and design your own STEAM workshop, which you’ll teach to the public as a workshop at the MIXI lab or a partner school in District 13.

Program Info

Application Requirements

All candidates must submit the following:

  • Results from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Official undergraduate transcript demonstrating a 3.0 or higher GPA and proof of bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution
  • A current résumé or CV
  • Personal statement

In addition, the following tracks have specific requirements:

  • Science track: Must have an undergraduate degree in physics, biology, chemistry or earth science
  • Math track: Must have an undergraduate degree in math
  • Computer science track: Must have an undergraduate degree in computer science or submit a code sample of a computer program you have written

Additional Requrements

Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and proof of bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution to pursue a master’s degree in STEAM Teaching and Learning.

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