Certificate in STEM Teaching and Learning

April 24, 2023
May 08, 2023


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The online STEM education certificate program helps educators develop a consistent framework for advancing their knowledge on a range of strategies to teach and assess learning in STEM areas – allowing them to create interdisciplinary learning experiences with STEM as the point of focus.

What is STEM?

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. STEM instructors specialize in integrating these subject areas through project and problem-based learning. This encourages students to investigate and engineer solutions by providing evidence-based explanations.

Is a Certificate in STEM Education Right for Me?

Are you currently a working educator looking to become eligible for a variety of leadership roles and opportunities for advancement? Then earning a national certificate for STEM teaching may be the perfect next step in your career.

University of Cincinnati’s STEM Teaching & Learning Certification Program

UC’s online graduate certificate in STEM education is designed for current educators who hold a teaching license or informal educators seeking professional development in STEM areas to more effectively teach STEM disciplines.

What will I learn?

With a 90% graduation rate, students who earn their STEM certification for teachers online can expect to learn how to apply an interdisciplinary approach to integrate STEM into practice across disciplines.

Students will also learn:

  • How to improve instructional effectiveness with clinical experience.
  • To develop science teaching skills in laboratory and inquiry settings.
  • Mathematics as problem-solving for math and sciences teachers.
  • Activities to illustrate math as an interdisciplinary topic.
  • Principles of universal design for learning in blended and online contexts.
  • Fundamental understanding of learning sciences and technology.
Program Overview and Outcomes

After completing the program, STEM Graduate Certificate students can expect to be able to produce a STEM project-based learning activity and to adapt a current curricular or learning activity into an integrated STEM activity. Additionally, students will learn how to participate in a STEM inquiry learning activity and how to implement, assess, and monitor student learning during a STEM activity.

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Program Offerings
  • 100% online
  • Only 15 credit hours
  • Easy to transfer credits
  • Enroll in the spring, summer, or fall semesters
  • Instruction from award-winning faculty
  • Part-time flexibility
  • Option to apply course credits toward the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, which is also 100% online.
Accreditations and Rankings
  • The University of Cincinnati and all of its regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
  • The University of Cincinnati is fully accredited by the Council of the Accreditation of the Educator Preparation (CAEP).
  • Top tier of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.
  • University of Cincinnati Online ranked “Best Online” Public University on College Consensus in 2022.

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Is UC Online right for me?

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Start-to-Graduation Support
Student Success Coordinators are available to students enrolled in online programs. They are your on-campus partners who can help you manage your time and whatever you need to get you to graduation.
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The program is designed for working professionals who need the flexibility of online classes.
Receive your Certificate from a nationally ranked university.