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Do you have a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field such as biology, chemistry, or math? And are you thinking about becoming a teacher? Our academy’s fellowship program will let you earn a master’s degree in education and teaching license, with substantial financial assistance to cover the costs of your education.

This degree is for you if the following applies:

Already a Teacher?

If you’re already a licensed teacher and want to take our classes to meet your dual credit requirements, please see our program for teachers.

  • you have a bachelor’s degree in a STEM content area
  • you commit to teaching a STEM subject in an underserved Indiana secondary school for three years

During your commitment period, you’ll take part in a program where you’ll receive mentoring and guidance from master teachers at the school you work.

The program will culminate with the Hoosier STEM Academy Mentoring Conference in Summer 2021.


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This is a traditional, on-campus program with face-to-face classes, although some courses will include online or blended courses in their programs.

Financial Aid for Fellows

Fellows receive a stipend to help cover

  • tuition
  • fees
  • materials
  • living expenses

Tuition and Fees

The following table breaks down tuition and various fees, per class (three credits), for students in the Hoosier STEM Academy at Ball State. Please note that the online option applies to students in the program for teachers, while the fellows program is on campus.


Costs for a 3-Credit Course

Type of Fee

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Technology Fee



Student Services



Health and Recreation






* Based on a rate of $442 per credit.
** Increases to $168 for students taking more than six credits in a semester.


  • EDFO 620 Social, Historical, and Philosophical Foundations of Education (3 credits)
  • EDPS 600 Advanced Educational Psychology (3 credits)
  • Content Pedagogy Course or Independent Study (3 credits)
  • EDSE 580 Theory into Practice in Secondary Schools (3 credits)
  • EDJH 585 Theory into Practice in Middle Level Schools (3 credits)
  • Science Lab Assistantship (3 credits)
  • Science Lab Assistantship (3 credits)
  • EDPS 628 Adolescent Development (3 credits)
  • SCI 799 -OR- EDST 676 Research on Impacting Student Learning (3 credits)
  • EDCU 601 Principles and Procedures of Curriculum Development (3 credits)
  • EDTE 650 Curricular Integration of Learning Technology (3 credits)
  • EDMU 660 Multicultural and Multiethnic Education in American Schools (3 credits)

During this semester, youmay choose to take graduate content courses instead of those listed, which would count toward your dual credit credential and shore up your content knowledge and content pedagogy skills.

Licensing Requirements

This program will prepare you to take the Pearson Content Test which is required of all licensed teachers in Indiana. The Teachers College’s Office of Teacher Education Services will help guide you through this process. Learn more about licensing requirements.

Planning to Study at another University?

If you plan to enroll in this program through one of our partner universities – Purdue University or IUPUI – please fill out the application and click on one of the two universities for graduate admission. 

How to Apply

Are you ready to apply to the program? Please review our admission criteria and read through the application instructions.

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If you have questions or would like to learn more about the program, please contact the Director of Hoosier STEM Academy, Kizmin Jones.

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