Graduate Certificate in STEM Education

The Division of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education in the Teacher Education Department within the College of Education, has at its core, the preparation of today and tomorrow's educators for working with modern students in multicultural settings who need to find motivation and engagement in their learning. STEM Education faculty envision contributing to a bi-national region and a global community that supports all students—particularly those who encounter geographical and cultural borders on a daily basis—to engage in rich and rewarding learning experiences in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education.

The Graduate Certificate in STEM Education is a fully online program designed for teachers, administrators and other education-related program leaders seeking to engage students at all levels in rich and powerful STEM learning experiences. This graduate-level certificate provides professionals with deep knowledge content in STEM disciplines along with practical approaches to impactful STEM education pedagogy in various educational settings.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Completion and submission of a graduate admissions application;
  • a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university;
  • hold a minimum 3.0 overall GPA;
  • submit official transcript(s);
  • submit a statement of purpose;
  • submit 3 letters of recommendation; and
  • submit a resume/curriculum vitae.

Degree Plan 

Graduate Certificate in STEM Education - 15 hours
All courses listed below are prescribed electives:
Mathematics Education (select 3 SCH from the following menu)3
Ped Cntent Knowl in Teach Math
Ped Cntent Knowl in Teach Math
Ped Cntent Knowl in Teach Math
Authent Assess in Math Classrm
Graduate Workshop In Education
All courses listed below are prescribed electives:
Science Education (select 3 SCH from the following menu)3
Sc Tools Stnd Tech Safty/Ethic
Societal Context of Sc Educ
Inquiry Sc Ed in Biling Settng
Graduate Workshop In Education
All courses listed below are prescribed electives:
Educational Technology (select 6 SCH from the following menu)6
Web Tools for Construct Clsrm
Adv Productivity Tech/Clsrm
Pedagogy/Technology-rich Clsrm
Tech Assist Tools/Issue/Access
Assess Plan/Implment Tech Prog
Graduate Workshop In Education
All courses listed below are prescribed electives:
Capstone (select 3 SCH from the following menu)3
Current Topics in Math Educ.
Rsrch-Based Pract in Math Clas
Total Hours15