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M.Ed. STEM Leadership Specialization:

Taking your STEM knowledge to the next level. 

*This program does not lead to a school administration certificate or license.*

Summer 2022 Courses

  • Stand out in your District: CWU proudly offers the only STEM Leadership Master’s program in Washington state. Districts are increasingly interested in hiring and retaining teacher leaders with extensive knowledge of STEM education. 

  • Enrich your Community: Interface with a growing network of industry partners to collaboratively enhance STEM education in your community and statewide. 

  • Your Schedule, Your Pace: With a mix of online courses and brief in-person seminars, this program grants you the flexibility to become a STEM leader at a pace that fits your schedule. Courses are offered mid-year and over the summer. 

  • Integrated, Innovative Curriculum: This novel program empowers teachers to meaningfully integrate multiple STEM disciplines into their own courses via project-based, culturally responsive teaching practices. There are also specialized leadership courses to foster the skills needed to become an effective STEM leader in your community.

Contact us today to speak with Dr. Mark Oursland about the program specifics. 


STEM Leadership Masters of Education Specialization 

**All specialization courses will be hybrid defined as one in-person day with the remainder of class asynchronously online for the quarter. 

Central Washington University is excited to offer a STEM Leadership specialization program as part of the Curriculum and Instruction M.Ed. program. The STEM Leadership program is a 48-credit degree that offers current teachers an opportunity to become STEM leaders in their community. The program offers flexible, mostly on-line programming that allows participants to become part of a connected network of educators, industry partners, and community members interested in preparing the next generation of STEM learners. Coursework emphasizes concepts including authentic assessment, project-based learning, and culturally responsive teaching. Students will also complete a master’s project exploring a topic relevant to their context.


STEM Leadership Network

The STEM Leadership Specialization is made up of 48 credits from four different categories of courses. For more information on the courses in the STEM Leadership Specialization, please see the Courses page.



This program was made possible by the National Science Foundation, Grant number 1950332. Read the Summary Report here. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

*This program does not lead to a school administration certificate or license.*