STEM Education

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Engineers make bridges. Artists make paintings. Scientists make rockets. Teachers make them all.

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) majors have the incredible opportunity to apply their skills in the professionally and personally rewarding career of teaching.

Loyola’s School of Education’s mission is to prepare educators who can bring about fundamental change for a student, a school, or a system. We aim to develop highly effective and ethical educational leaders and change agents who share our convictions about, as well as our commitment to, bringing about social justice by improving the availability and quality of education for all children. We offer programming and tracks for aspiring teachers interested in a career as a STEM educator, a critical need that opens the door of possibilities for all children.

Undergraduate students or those with a Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field can apply to Loyola’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program—which offers STEM field concentrations in biology, chemistry, earth/space science, math, physics, as well as many other critical fields.  Undergraduate students interested in or enrolled in a STEM major may also enroll in our STEM Educator programming at Loyola to learn more about the field of STEM education.

Request information now to learn more about:

  • STEM Education as a Career
  • Scholarship and grant opportunities
  • Application requirements and to request a preliminary transcript analysis
  • Field experience and partner school information
  • Master of Art in Teaching curriculum information
  • Learn more about Loyola’s mission and vision 

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Did you know...

  • Teachers in the United States rate their lives better than all other occupation groups, trailing only physicians.
  • Mid-career teacher salaries typically range between $60,000 and $100,000.
  • Grade 7-12 science and math teachers get paid more than most college faculty.
  • There are student loan forgiveness programs and scholarships for math and science teachers.
  • Over 78% of high school science teachers are still in the classroom after 5 years of teaching.
  • Most teaching jobs have better retirement benefits than other jobs you can get with the same degree.
  • About half of all science and math majors report an interest in becoming a teacher.
  • You can get a job almost anywhere in the U.S. or abroad as a science or math teacher.
  • Research shows that the classroom teacher has a greater impact on student learning than all other aspects of schools (i.e. Class size and funding per student). 

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National Science Foundation logoThis material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation within the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. Grant No. 1950191