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Technology and Engineering Education Master of Science

30-33 Credits 

This degree emphasizes research, leadership, and teaching. Students are provided with coursework to gain research skills, engage in mentoring and organizational management, and improve their pedogeological approaches to teaching and learning in formal or nonformal educational settings. This degree program offers two options, a Plan A (30 credits), and a Plan B (33 credits). The Plan A requires a thesis, while the Plan B requires a final project. Coursework is the same. The completion of a thesis prepares students with the skills and experiences needed to read, interpret, and conduct research. This degree program also prepares students for a future Ph.D. program. Students choosing the Plan B option are typically educators retuning to educational settings. These students take fewer research courses and more pedagogy electives. The program can be completed on campus or at a distance as all coursework (30 credits) is available online. Most students in the program take two classes (6 credits) per semester. Students who follow this will be able complete the program in approximately 2 years (5 semesters). To get an cost estimate for your graduate degree go to the USU Tuition Table. Learn more about why you'd like to earn this degree at USU! The ASTE Master of Science Program Guide provides additional details. If you have questions about this degree program please contact the Graduate Program Director, Dr. Debra Spielmaker.

ASTE Master of Science Program Guide


Application Deadline

The USU Academic Calendar lists the exact dates for the beginning and end of each semester. Your application needs to be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies. Please allow 4-6 weeks for GRE score to be received by USU after you take the test and note the minimum admission requirements. The GRE is required for admission into the program. We will consider transferring up to six credits of graduate level courses from other institutions.The application due dates are as follows:

Fall semester start,
August 1
Spring semester start, December 1
Summer semester start, April 1

View the application requirements and submit your application!


Coursework & Timeline

Students may enter the program at the beginning of any semester. The TEE MS may be set up as a Plan A or Plan B. To earn your degree in five semesters you will need to complete the Foundation Research Required Courses (see below) early in your program. See this recommended schedule for a fall semester start. To view course syllabi, go to the USU Canvas Syllabus Tracker website and select the semester when the course was last taught (as noted on the table below). When registering, please register for course sections that are close to where you live, if you are an out-of-state student, please register for section Z01. Additional questions concerning transfer credits, continuous registration fees, time limits, leave of absence, etc., may be answered under the Graduate General Regulations or under Graduate Degree Requirements in the General Catalog.

Foundation Research Required Courses - (15-16 credits total)

Course Numbers

Course Titles

Semester Offered

Spring Even

Summer Even

Fall Even

Spring Odd

Summer Odd

Fall Odd

PSY 3010

Psychological Statistics (Plan A; 4 credits, another statistics course may be substituted with approval)* X X X X  X X

ASTE 6750

Research Methods and Design (3 credits) X      X    

ASTE 6800

Analysis of Social Science Research Data - Quant 1 (Prerequisite: ASTE 6750 or instructor approval based on an ASTE 6800 Pretest)   X     X  
ASTE 6140 Reading & Applying Research (Plan B; 3 credits) X     X    
TEE/ASTE 6960 Plan B: Master's Thesis (3 credits)*** X X X X X X
ASTE 6970 Research and Thesis (Plan A; 6-9 credits)*** X X X X X X
 

Elective Courses (14-15 credits, each course is 3 credits and taught online unless noted otherwise)

Course Numbers

Course Titles

Semester Offered

Spring Even

Summer Even**

Fall Even

Spring Odd

Summer Odd**

Fall Odd

ASTE 6090 Curriculum Design (for formal educators)     X    
ASTE 6100 Research and Academic Writing   X     X  
ASTE 6150 Evaluation and Assessment   X     X  
ASTE 6220 Volunteer Programs and Partnerships  X      X    
ASTE 6300 Advanced Teaching Strategies X     X    
ASTE 6315 Career and Technical Student Organization Development          X  
ASTE 6320 Classroom Management     X      
ASTE 6370 Grant Writing and Management      X      
ASTE 6380 Mentoring and Supervision            X
ASTE 6900 Independent Study (1-6 credits - view requirements)*** X X X X X X
ASTE 6910 Experimental Laboratory**   X        
ASTE 6950 Internship (1-6 credits - view requirements)*** X X X X X X
ASTE 7500 Diffusion of Innovations X          

* Block must be lifted on this course if you have not had a previous statistics course. Contact Debra Spielmaker (debra.spielmaker@usu.edu) to have the block removed.
** Summer courses may be taught in the first or last 7-week summer session, some may be full 14-week sessions. Be sure to check Banner when you register and the USU calendar for beginning and end dates.
*** How to register for variable credit at USU.