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Science Technology and Math Pedagogy

Gain the important knowledge and skills needed through this online certificate to teach STEM education in middle and secondary schools in new integrative and intriguing ways.  

Gain the Skills You Need to Succeed

This certificate is responsive to the direction of the field of teaching, student learning and educational leadership. With a growing need for STEM teachers, this certificate will set you apart from others in education. Learn how to solve problems, make sense of information, and gather and evaluate evidence to make decisions. These skills will help you navigate and teach in an ever-changing and increasing complex world.

Students will learn the following concepts: 

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the historical and theoretical foundations of STEM education
  2. Evaluate STEM pedagogy research to determine best practices in STEM education
  3. Create STEM project-based learning experiences
  4. Formulate STEM project-based learning experiences                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Degrees & Offerings

Science Technology and Math Pedagogy


Conveniently offered online, this 12 credit-hour certificate provides competency to teachers for integrating science, technology and mathematics (STEM) content into K-12 education. It applies to practicing elementary, middle and secondary teachers, as well as to those who pursue a master’s in elementary education, secondary education or any STEM field.

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Preparing professional educators to be tomorrow’s leaders in teaching through developmental, integrative and reflective practices.

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Gary Cheeseman

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Susan Gapp

Associate Professor
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Lisa Hazlett

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Monica Iverson

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Kevin Reins

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