The Integrative STEM (iSTEM) Education program prepares students with a broad understanding of all four STEM disciplines, focused on the PreK–8 grade range. Society needs professionals, especially in the elementary and middle-grade ranges, who can help young learners understand STEM principles, technological forces, and design.
This is a dual-major program, with the iSTEM major being paired with one of several programs offered through the School of Education (Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education, Special Education, or Urban Education).
Through the iSTEM program, students choose a specialization in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, or Technology. Most iSTEM students complete enough Math and Science coursework to be eligible for middle school endorsement in these two subject areas, and more than 65% also take enough technology education coursework to be eligible for endorsement in that discipline.
The Integrative STEM Education major is designed as a multidisciplinary major for K-6 education majors. There are six (6) K-6 education majors at TCNJ (i) Deaf and hard of Hearing, (ii) Early Childhood, (iii) Elementary Education, (iv) Special Education, (v) Urban Education, and (vi) Early Childhood Special Education.
Below are links to program sheets for our six Integrative-STEM education majors:
- Integrative STEM Education and Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHST)
- Integrative STEM Education and Early Childhood Education (ECST)
- Integrative STEM Education and Elementary Education (ELST)
- Integrative STEM Education and Special Education (SEST)
- Integrative STEM Education and Urban Education (ECEU/ELEU)
- Integrative STEM Education and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSI)