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• Tufts University

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Industrial Technology Department
160 Pearl Street
Conlon Building Room 209
Fitchburg, MA 01420-2697

Contact Person
Dr. James Alicata, 978-665-3047

Program Focus
• Technology Education

Degrees Offered
• BS – Technology Education (grades 5-12)
• MEd – Technology Education (grades 5-12)
• Certificate/Initial Licensure – Technology Education (grades 5-12)

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Program Description
The Technology Education Program prepares students for a teaching career. Successful completion of the 72 credit major enables the graduate to meet the initial licensure requirements of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The required courses are designed to provide the individual with minimum technical competencies necessary to teach technology education at the public school level. Basic fundamental processes and safety techniques are presented. Additional technical electives enhance expertise in the Technology/Engineering field. Lastly, the professional sequence provides the students with a combination of theoretical and practical experiences in educational pedagogy.

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School of Arts and Sciences
Department of Education
12 Upper Campus Road
Paige Hall, Office 307
Medford, MA 02155

Contact Person
Andrew Izsák, 617-627-3916

Program Focus
• STEM Education

Degrees Offered
• M.A.T. – Elementary STEM Education
• M.S. – STEM Education
• Ph.D. – STEM Education

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Program Description
The STEM Education program seeks candidates with backgrounds in STEM disciplines, as well as from the Learning Sciences and related areas. The MS program is for students who would like to strengthen their understanding of current theory, research, and practice related to Mathematics, Science, or Engineering Education. The PhD program is for students committed to advancing knowledge in STEM Education through original research. The masters program enrolls a maximum of 15 students per year, full or part-time. The doctoral program enrolls a maximum of five full-time students per year. Part-time is unusual in the doctoral program; we consider it only in special cases.