The MS in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education prepares students for careers as researchers and educators who will contribute to improving STEM education.
STEM Education is an interdisciplinary program that involves collaborations with the Tufts departments of Child Study and Human Development, Sociology, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics & Astronomy, as well as Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, and Mechanical Engineering. Faculty and students in STEM Education also work with the Institute for Research on Learning and Instruction (IRLI) and the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO).
As a student in the program, you'll develop a deep understanding of the theory and research on learning, development, and teaching; cognitive science; and the sociocultural foundations of education. As you work on research alongside faculty and peers, you'll also grow your skills in research methods that will help you contribute to new theoretical insights and practical approaches to education. You'll also learn to communicate and disseminate your research through different mediums.
Alumni of the MS in STEM Education work on the development and implementation of research, curriculum materials, and educational activities in settings such as schools, research centers, museums, industry, cultural institutions, and community agencies. Graduates are also well prepared to go on to further graduate studies in doctoral programs.
We strongly recommend that applicants explore current faculty research and reach out to potential mentors and the Program Director prior to submitting an application.
See Tuition and Financial Aid information for GSAS Programs. Note: This program is eligible for federal loans and Tufts tuition scholarships.
*Sources: GSAS-SOE Graduate Exit Survey 2020 - 2021 and Academic Analytics (Alumni Insights)