School of Education

Master of Science in Education: STEM

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Program Overview

Drake’s Master of Science in Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) is focused on helping teachers become even better teachers.

The MSE in STEM engages K-12 teachers with fundamental STEM content and teaching strategies. The research-based Drake approach produces measurably better instruction related to math and science teaching, preparing teachers to engage students around STEM topics in effective, innovative, and integrated ways.

Program Requirements

The program requires 32 credits focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics content and pedagogy.

Course Credits
STEM 220 - Methods of Engineering and Technological Design 3
STEM 235 - Mathematical Practices 3
STEM 245 - Equity in Mathematics Teaching 3
STEM 274 - Science Methods and the Natures of Science & Math 3
STEM 290 - Capstone Independent Study 2
STEM 210 - Integrated Science I 3
STEM 211 - Integrated Science II 3
STEM 215 - Algebra & Geometry for Elementary and Middle School Teachers 3
STEM 225 - Measurement & Statistics for Elementary and Middle School Teachers 3
CS 195 - Computer Science for Elementary and Middle School 3
EDUC 289 - School Improvement Through Coaching 3

Electives are chosen depending upon candidate experience.  Advisor-approved substitutions will be accepted.



Admittance to the STEM graduate program requires successful completion of a bachelor's degree with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and a teaching license. Individuals that do not meet the GPA requirement should contact the Coordinator of Graduate Admission for further information.

Applications are reviewed on an on-going basis; please have all materials submitted 8 weeks prior to the beginning of the intended start-term.

For more details, contact the Coordinator of Graduate Admission ( or 515-271-2552) or visit the STEM application web site.


The information in this catalog does not constitute a contract between the university and the student. The university reserves the right to make changes in curricula, admission policies and processes, tuition and financial aid, academic standards and guidelines, student services and any other regulations or policies set forth in this catalog without giving prior notice.