The minimum number of credits for the MS-STEM for Educators degree is 30 credit hours (conforming to the established WPI rules for a master's degree) with the following credit distribution:
|A. Education Theory||9||MS-STEM Core|
|B. Physics Content||15||Discipline Specific|
|C. Major Project in STEM Area||9||MS-STEM Core|
Candidates for the MS-STEM for Educators program must have a bachelor's degree and must possess a background equivalent to at least a minor in one of the STEM or a full-time teaching position in one of the disciplines. The program is intended for in-service educators.
The program builds upon the current Master in Mathematics for Educators (MME) program, but does not alter the MME in any way. The program structure follows closely the Massachusetts law guidelines regarding the graduate degree requirements for in-service grade 6 - 12 educators in STEM as well as the experience learned in the MME program that matches the in-service educators.