STEM Education

Competency in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is critical for professionals seeking global leadership in today’s competitive, technologically driven economy, with the demand for global leaders with STEM background is projected to increase by 62% in 2020.

In 2018, the National Science & Technology Council in Washington, D.C. charted a new STEM Education Strategic Plan with the goal to provide all Americans access to high-quality STEM education here in the United States and improve the U.S. standing as a global leader in STEM education.

ITU’s American STEM Initiative aims to help close the gap between American and global STEM education by providing STEM literacy programs, courses, and workshops to enrich student learning by challenging them to think critically, conduct research, problem solve and prepare them to take on leadership roles within the field.

ITU’s STEM program areas
The program features four areas of learning: co-curricular activities, support for professional development workshops, opportunities for discovery research seminar series, and community engagement events to create learning based experiences for students. ITU’s American STEM initiative encourages a more meaningful way for students to innovate and develop a creative approach to viewing and solving real world problems. This interdisciplinary learning experience is designed to cultivate creativity and confidence in the next generation of STEM leaders. Multiple customized course options are available, so students can focus in on particular areas of concentration.

“Science is more than a school subject, or the periodic table, or the properties of waves. It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore and engage with the world, and then have the capacity to change that world…”

President Barack Obama, March 23, 2015

Receive one-on-one development support tailored to your individual needs and career aspirations

Career Cultivation provides one-on-one as part of the American STEM Initiative, you will receive career development support tailored to your individual needs and career aspirations. Students receive career support with career counseling, resume writing, mock interviews, coaching, and consultation, building confidence, developing soft skills, and providing mentorship for professionals at all stages in their careers. We help you to set goals and execute a plan that will lead you to a more rewarding career.

Visit our career services page for more information

Internships are a vital way for
students to transfer course
theory, concepts, and skills
om the graduate-level
classroom to their career

At ITU, we believe internships are a vital way for students to transfer course theory, concepts, and skills from the graduate-level classroom to their career. For this reason, our students participate in an internship starting in their first trimester as a core part of the curriculum for all of the master degree programs as affirmed by the university‘s Academic Quality Committee(AQC).  Students are allowed to participate in a part-time internship counts for one credit hour or a full-time internship for three credit hours with a maximum of 10 credit hours per degree allowed

As part of the American STEM Initiative, admitted students will have access to the ITU Internship Opportunity Board, a program-exclusive, curated database that allows students to find internships with our local business partners and surrounding businesses. Benefits of internships include a boost in self-confidence, industry and academic networking, opportunities to explore various career options and develop marketable skills

To learn more about our internship course click here

Designed to help students enhance their understanding of the professional landscape in their field of study and explore emerging trends therein.

As part of Discover Tech, American STEM students will be sponsored to attend Silicon Valley tech events as well as participate in the ITU Presents Speaker Series - a research seminar series dedicated to addressing trends and issues in STEM fields. Discover Tech is designed to help students enhance their understanding of the professional landscape in their field of study and explore emerging trends therein. This series of presentations aim to spark discussion and absorption around critical aspects of STEM in Silicon Valley and the global tech culture. This is an opportunity to build your professional network by creating a community of relationships unified by common passions, professional ambitions and thought-leaders.


Some recent Discover Tech events include:

  • 170 Years Of American Latino Invention & Innovation
  • Reflections On Women In Business
  • Pursuing Higher Education

Our programs allow students to learn on their terms with flexible evening, weekend and online course offerings

Life Balance is a daily effort to make time for family, friends, community participation, personal growth, self-care, and other personal activities. We understand that our working students live busy lives often times juggling home, personal and work life. We’ve designed our programs to allow our students to learn on their terms with our flexible evening, weekend and online course offerings. Additionally, we provide academic and wellness and transportation resources for our students including library, fitness, study room, VTA program and a healthcare program.

Here at ITU, we believe that everyone should have access to quality low-cost education.

Graduate school is an exciting opportunity to expand career options, increase earning potential, and gain a deeper level of subject mastery. Despite the numerous benefits, prospective students often feel uncertain about furthering their educations and falling into debt. Here at ITU, we believe that everyone should have access to quality low-cost education. Our tuition is 27% lower than other universities in the area and our merit-based scholarship award covers 20-100% of our student’s tuition. All ITU applicants who meet the criteria for the ITU American STEM Initiative will automatically receive consideration for a merit-based scholarship award and all California residents are eligible for 25% tuition discount. Tuition payment plans available. Please contact us for more information.

Education Scholarships Resources was established to be the primary source for assisting students with Federally sponsored opportunities for students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) areas. The scholarship program supports STEM learning and is designed to give students better access to technology and foster a supportive culture of STEM learning. Learn more about our merit-based scholarship.

These opportunities range from scholarships and research internships that students can apply directly to funding opportunities. The scholarship guides below offer a variety of general scholarship information including hundreds of scholarships, fellowships and grants, key information to include when applying for funding, and a variety of resources for specific underrepresented groups including Women, Military Veterans, LGBTQ, African-American, and Hispanic students. Apply to ITU today!