The 12-credit Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education Concentration is for e+ students passionate about education and teaching in non-traditional settings. The STEM Education Concentration gives students an opportunity to engage in a design-rich, educational curriculum that incorporates K-12 teaching practicum experience at multiple levels. Students explore and experience the scientific, technological and scholarly approach to K-12 education through a practicum-rich curriculum. Students develop a deeper knowledge of K-12 education without completing a teaching licensure program. 

Below are the credit hours required for students who choose the STEM Education Concentration:


  • Step 1: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching (EDUC 2020)** 1 credit
  • Step 2: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design (EDUC 2030) 2 credits
  • Teaching Design* (GEEN 4400) offered spring only 3 credits
  • Knowing and Learning* (EDUC 4050)** 3 credits

Choose One:

  • Teaching and Learning Earth Systems (EDUC 4833) offered fall only 3 credits
  • Teaching and Learning Physics (PHYS 4460) offered fall only 3 credits
  • Teaching and Learning Chemistry (EDUC 4822) offered fall only 3 credits
  • Perspectives on Mathematics (EDUC 5317) offered fall only 3 credits
  • Teachung and Learning Biology (EDUC/MCDB 4811) offered spring only 3 credits
  • Teaching K-12 Mathematics: Probability and Statistics (EDUC 5840)  offered spring only 3 credits
  • Teaching K-12 Mathematics: Geometry and Measurement (EDUC 5830) offered summer only 3 credits

​Total Credits:

  • 12 credits

* Course requires the pre-requisite course of GEEN 2400 or GEEN 3400

**While these courses are approved for H&SS credit, they cannot be counted both towards H&SS credit and the e+ STEM concentration

Note: Students with this concentration still need to complete the required 18 credit hours of H&SS electives outside of these courses.

Note: Beginning with the incoming class of Fall 2016, all courses in each e+ Concentration require a minimum grade of C.