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This certificate will help you become a more effective teacher of science, technology, engineering and math as you gain the knowledge and skills to lead your students in STEM study at the K-12 level.


Mostly Online

Courses will be a mix of online and face to face sessions. You'll complete 30-80% of your coursework online.

Location: St. Paul

Start Dates: Summer 2017

Total Credits


Approximate Program Length

18 weeks


  • Exploring STEM Practices (EDUC740)

    Introduction to the practices of STEM: asking questions and defining problems, developing and using models, planning and carrying out investigations, analyzing and interpreting data, using mathematics and computational thinking, constructing explanations and designing solutions, engaging in argument from evidence, and obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information.

    4 credits

  • Applied STEM in the Classroom (EDUC741)

    Students explore the nature of science and engineering, scientific argumentation, and mathematical reasoning to solve authentic problems through chemical, mechanical, and electrical applications. Classroom lesson segments are developed for STEM in the classroom utilizing technological applications.

    3 credits

  • STEM Curriculum and Instruction (EDUC742)

    STEM Curriculum and Assessment draws the prior two STEM Certificate courses to design, test, and implement a STEM learning segment. Learning progressions in STEM will be examined, as well as appropriate formative and summative assessment aligning Backward Design and GRASP assessments to grade level expectations.

    3 credits

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