The Watson College and Education and College of Arts and Sciences faculty are collaborating in offering a new Integrated STEM Certificate (iSTEM) program for educators. The iSTEM certificate program is one of the first of its kind in the country, seeking to develop highly competent STEM teachers who can use an integrated approach to teaching and learning Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The program emphasizes problem-based, project-based or inquiry-based methods to learning STEM and attempts to integrate STEM content with the pedagogy of teaching through hands-on, real-world projects and activities. STEM content experts, secondary education, and instructional technology faculty will teach designated iSTEM courses. WCE and CAS faculty also collaborate to direct apprenticeships in schools and informal STEM educational settings, oversee action research projects, serve as student advisors and provide close mentoring in the delivery of integrated STEM projects.
UNCW will offer a master's degree in data science beginning in Fall 2017. This is a joint program offered by the departments of computer science and mathematics and statistics. The program will be a collaborative effort between the departments, the larger academic community and the business community that emphasizes computational based applications of traditional data analysis methods as well as current trends in data mining and machine learning.
The DNP is a practice-focused terminal degree earned by advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). Students analyze systems of care and provide transformational leadership that influences and impacts patient safety and quality of culturally competent care. The DNP program is 36 credit hours with the possibility of obtaining a specialization-specific concentration in nursing education, transcultural nursing, nurse executive leadership, or technology and informatics. This post-MSN program can be completed in as few as five semesters. Contact Linda C. Pugh, PhD, RNC, FAAN, Professor (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.