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Master of Education in Integrative STEM

This program prepares in-service teachers with current, integrative, design-centric teaching and learning methods applicable across PK–12 grade levels. Day and evening classes are offered to accommodate the needs of both part-time and full-time students. Course environments include small classes that deliver personalized instruction. TCNJ is a national leader in PK-12 Technology, Engineering, and integrative STEM education.

About the Program

Teachers enrolled in this program should preferably be in-service/currently teaching, or have reasonable access to Pk-12 students. Certification could be in any state, and setting could be public, private, charter, or magnet school, and potentially informal settings. Since this program emphasizes design-centric learning, applicants from any content area (STEM or non-STEM) should consider this program.


36 Credit Degree Program

Graduate Admissions

Contact the Program Coordinator:
Steve O’Brien, obriens@tcnj.edu

Key Features of the Program

INTEGRATIVE: Emphasis on Integrative (cross-curricular) methods between the STEM components and non-STEM content areas.

DESIGN PEDAGOGIES: Design-centric Project-Based Learning (PBL) methods are covered extensively. These PBL methods enable higher cognitive student engagement, and include highly contextualized settings.

CONTENT AREA KNOWLEDGE: Content in individual STEM areas are covered. Additional NJ State content endorsements may be possible depending on individual’s backgrounds.

PRACTICAL APPROACH: Gives teachers practical skills, including curricular writing, inclusive practices, assessment and deep connections to current educational standards. TCNJ college certificates or NJ State Supervisor certification are also possible.


Application Requirements

  • Application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Application fee
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • National standardized admission test requirement
  • Resume/CV
  • Additional documents needed from international applicants seeking to study in the U.S.

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Application Deadlines

Applicants need to make sure all materials are completed by either the Priority Consideration Deadline or the Final Deadline in order for an application to be considered complete.

TermPriority ConsiderationFinal Deadline
Fall MatriculationFebruary 1August 1
Spring MatriculationOctober 1December 1

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Tuition & Costs

The College of New Jersey provides a high quality education at a lower than average cost than other schools of similar quality.

Tuition TypeRate
In-State / Nearby Tuition*$938.17 per credit
Out-of-State Tuition$1,368.05 per credit

*Includes nearby Pennsylvania zip codes in a 40 mile radius of TCNJ.

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The College Board of Trustees is responsible for establishing tuition, fees, housing and board plan rates. Tuition and fees schedules are subject to change without notice and upon action of the Board of Trustees.


Assistantships & Aid

Graduate Assistantships

TCNJ offers graduate assistantships that provide meaningful learning experiences while also supporting TCNJ’s educational mission. These assistantships require 15 hours of work per week during the fall and spring semesters while the college is in session. Only those full-time (minimum 9 credits/semester), matriculated graduate students in good academic standing with a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 are eligible for selection.

Graduate Assistants are awarded a tuition waiver of $10,000.00 per academic year ($5,000 per semester for fall and spring only) and are hired on an annual basis for a maximum of two years.

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Financial Aid
Students pursuing a graduate degree at TCNJ may be eligible for some types of student financial assistance, including but not limited to student loans and assistantships. Graduate students must follow the same steps as undergraduates in applying for federal loan assistance.

Graduate students must be enrolled in at least five credit hours at the 500 level or above in order to be eligible for student loan assistance and for TCNJ to certify enrollment for a loan repayment deferment.

Semester Enrollment Requirements for Graduate Students
Full-time status = 9 or more credit hours
Half-time status = 5 credit hours
The enrollment requirements pertain to individual summer session enrollment as well.

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