PostedFriday, October 23, 2015 at 8:33 PM
Engineering focused integrative-STEM (i-STEM) education at The College of New Jersey including K-5(8) i-STEM Education Pre-service program, Secondary i-STEM Technology/ Engineering Pre-service program, and Graduate i-STEM Program
K-5(8) i-STEM Education: Started in 1998, this program is likely the oldest i-STEM teacher preparation program in the country. There are five education major options: (i) Elementary Ed., (ii) Early Childhood Ed., (iii) Special Ed., (iv) Deaf & Hard of Hearing Ed. and (v) Urban Ed. Program requires science, mathematics (calculus), technology and engineering, a Specialization (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Tech./ Engineering) and an three types of STEM methods (Math, Science and I-STEM). Most students also complete middle school endorsement in mathematics and science. Most Technology & Engineering specialization students also complete a secondary education certification.
Secondary Tech./ Engineering: This program prepares students to be high quality Tech./ Engineering teachers in secondary classrooms. This program requires substantial levels of math, science and engineering compared to most programs (calculus, calculus-based physics). Course content includes, Structures and Mechanisms, Mechanical Systems, Biotechnology Systems, Engineering Math, CAD Design, Architecture, Multimedia Design, Creative Design, Facilities Design, Materials Processing and i-STEM Methods.
Graduate i-STEM Programs: Department supports two Masters Programs: (i) an M.Ed. in i-STEM designed for in-service teachers and (ii) an M.A.T. program in Technology /Pre-engineering Education for career changers (~1 year cohort model), which includes two i-STEM methods courses.