Marymount’s Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction is designed for those students who are not seeking a teaching license. Students in this program may be practicing teachers, education professionals who are not working in a classroom setting (such as an educational agency, museum, or government position) or students who intend to teach in international or private schools.
Along with completing a core of professional courses intended to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions basic to the field of education, students will complete courses in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) concentration and a professional project designed to meet the individual needs, interests, and goals of the student.
(From left: Dr. Usha Rajdev, Rachel Cotton, Rachel Brill-Lee, Michelle MacLeod, Monica Nichols)
Michelle MacLeod is a graduate student from Marymount University, a STEM leader in the STEM chapter, and a math teacher. She is always encouraging her students to take part in STEM activities because she wants to spark their interest and get them involved. It's a great way for students to work together and be innovative!
Monica Nichols is a graduate student at Marymount University pursing a Masters Degree in Education Curriculum and Instruction with a STEM focus. She is a champion of STEM because it builds 21st century skills such as problem solving and critical thinking. Due to her passion for STEM, she obtained a B.S. in Applied Engineering from Michigan State University and later obtained a Masters Degree in Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech. She currently provides project management support to various technical programs within the federal government. She plans to build programs that encourage young girls to pursue careers in STEM upon graduating from Marymount in 2019!
Master of Education: Curriculum and Instruction-STEM
The STEM curriculum allows students to use their imagination and creativity to solve real world problems. It calls for the students to use their critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, research, and experiment with new ideas and concepts. I want to be able to create this exciting STEM environment for my students.