Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in STEM Undergraduate Education

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate 
Number of Credits to Completion: 12.0
Instructional Delivery: Campus
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 1 year
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 13.0601
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 25-1081

About the Program

The post bachelor's certificate in Undergraduate STEM Education supports the professional development of graduate students from STEM disciplines. This program prepares STEM graduate students to implement evidence-based pedagogies that have been demonstrated to be effective for teaching undergraduate STEM courses. This interdisciplinary program provides a mechanism to allow doctoral students from a STEM discipline to learn about pedagogical approaches appropriate for teaching STEM undergraduates, and research, assessment and evaluation of STEM programs. Such skills, experiences and competencies will both diversify the career prospects of these graduate students as well as position them to participate more fully in programs with STEM Education and/or outreach as their “broader impact.”

Admission Requirements

Undergraduate or graduate degree in a STEM discipline. Potential students without a degree in a STEM content area will be considered with supporting letters of recommendation from STEM faculty members at institutions of higher learning.

Program Requirements

ISTM 511Foundations in Evidence-Based STEM Pedagogy 3.0
ISTM 512Advanced Undergraduate STEM Pedagogical Techniques 3.0
ISTM 513Improving STEM Education Through Research3.0
ISTM 514STEM Program Evaluation and Assessment3.0
Total Credits12.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ISTM 5113.0ISTM 5123.0ISTM 5133.0ISTM 5143.0
 3 3 3 3
Total Credits 12
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