Master's program
Theories and Technologies of STEM Education

This master's program was developed within the framework of the Erasmus + project "Integrative Approach to STEM Teacher Training " (STEM).

44.04.01- Pedagogical education
Type of study
English & Russian
2 years
Academic mobility option
Further studies at Ph.D. level
Spots availability
State - supported education
Tuition fee - based
Program description
The master's degree program offers innovative online and campus-based graduate courses for future educators in STEM disciplines in settings, such as schools, research centers, museums, industry, cultural institutions, and community agencies.

The program accepts candidates with BS in Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Technology, Engineering, Education, Psychology, Child Development, Cognitive Science, and other related areas.

In this program, students will gain theoretical insights and practical skills. Internships and research projects in the field of science, education and communication will help students to grow as practitioners and innovators.

The program was developed within the framework of the European project Erasmus + with the participation of the University of Limerick (Ireland), the University of Helsinki (Finland), Linkoping (Sweden).

Top reasons to study

Interdisciplinary approach through project and problem-based learning
Academic mobility window: Students will get an opportunity to spend a semester in a European or Kazakh university
Individualized learning paths
Real life project activities
Key learning outcomes
The graduates of the program will be able to:
To promote a holistic and comprehensive integrated approach to STEM education
To integrate and apply science and engineering practices into the instruction, curriculum materials and assessment
To develop an interdisciplinary approach to problem-based and inquiry-based learning
To carry out an independent STEM research project
To cultivate a culture of innovation in schools
To motivate and inspire students to choose STEM careers
To use digital technologies to teach students (in the classroom)
To find and use different teaching and learning resources
To communicate effectively with colleagues and students to create a favorable environment for cooperative learning experience

Program structure
STEM Master's curriculum is based on integrated approach. The learning experience is organized through cycles of lectures, seminars, workshops, and laboratory work. The learning activities are relevant to STEM teaching practice. Students will be prompted to test their ideas and reflect on the outcomes during their studies.
First semester
In the first semester, students will acquire general knowledge about main features and advantages of STEM integrated education: understanding of the STEM being at the forefront of education in modern society and professional approaches within STEM. The newly developed courses "Introduction to STEM", "Global trends in education", "STEM project work" and "STEM research" will contribute to achieving this aim. The discipline "Mathematics and its applications in science and engineering" will display a foundation role of mathematics within the STEM concept.
Second semester
The curriculum framework provides an opportunity to study fundamental STEM disciplines through various tracks: Physics, Mathematics, and Informatics; Chemistry, Biology and Ecology; Engineering and Technology; Primary education. Within these tracks, Master's students can enhance knowledge in specific fields and be skilled with the-state-of-the-art methods of teaching these subjects within the context of integrated STEM approach.
Third semester
During the third semester, students will get competences in the field of education law, marketing, career planning and STEM-related ethic issues. After each semester, students will get an opportunity for practical training as STEM ambassadors within project summer programs for schoolchildren or at schools and organizations of non-formal education.
Fourth semester
The fourth semester includes internship and Master's thesis.
Admission requirements
  • BS degree in Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Technology, Engineering, Education, Psychology, Child Development, Cognitive Science, and other related areas.
Career opportunities
The graduates of the program can be engaged as teachers and educators at schools, education centres, interactive science museums, and children's technology parks.
The graduates of Master's degree program are eligible for further studies at PhD level.
Featured partners
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Associated partners: Sirius, school 115, Kvantorium in Rostov, Smart Rostov, Rostov Education management body, "Stupeni uspekha" education organization
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Monika Plokhaya - Program manager
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