Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in STEM Education

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate 
Minimum Number of Credits to Completion: 12.0
Instructional Delivery: Online, Campus
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 1 year
Financial Aid Eligibility: Aid eligible*
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 13.1316
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 25-2022; 25-2031

*The current plan of study for this program would only allow for federal financial aid (including Federal Direct Student Loans) for terms that are at least a minimum of 4.5 credits for graduate courses and 6.0 credits for undergraduate courses. This is based on current regulations from the U.S. Department of Education.

About the Program

The Certificate in STEM embraces the School of Education’s and Universities focus on STEM education. The program creates an opportunity for those individuals who want to gain further understanding of STEM and provides the comprehensive education needed to effectively teach STEM concepts, as well as integrates strategies within the curriculum to effectively enhance student performance in STEM areas. The primary goal for the certificate in STEM Education is to broaden and deepen students' understanding of STEM education.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
  • Completed Application Form
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (graduate GPAs will be considered along with the undergraduate GPA)
  • An essay describing why you are interested in pursuing graduate study in this field
  • International Students must submit a TOEFL score indicating a minimum of 600 (paper exam) or 250 (CBT exam).

Program Requirements

Required Courses
EDUC 840Theories of Individual Cognition in STEM Education3.0
EDUC 842Social Foundation and Group Cognition in STEM Education3.0
EDUC 844Creativity and Innovation in STEM Education3.0
Capstone Course (select one)3.0
Science Teaching Methods
Teaching Secondary Mathematics
Total Credits12.0

Additional Information

More information is available at the School of Education's website.

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