The STEM Teaching & Learning Certificate provides a background in the foundation of integrated STEM instruction and sustainability education. STEM Teaching & Learning sits at the intersection of the application of STEM into the human social, political, and economics of the human-constructed world. Through community-oriented and solutions-driven courses, program participants will develop ready-to-implement curricular activities to help learners navigate a less predictable world.
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.
Educators interested in becoming leaders in preparing their learners to take on questions and issues that reside at the intersections of traditional disciplinary curriculum. Participants in this certificate should be interested in understanding global concerns and their local manifestation, and how to apply disciplinary content to create community based solutions. The graduate certificate is appropriate for classroom teachers, informal educations, administrators, along with corporate and industry individuals with educational outreach position descriptions.
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.
With a 90% graduation rate, students who earn their STEM certificate for teachers online can expect to meet below goals:
Program Goal 1
Improve educators’ proficiency of core content and cross-disciplinary knowledge in STEM and sustainability with competencies rooted in systems thinking and 21st century skills of problem-solving, critical thinking, digital literacy, and innovation.
Program Goal 2
Strengthen educators’ cultural competence of the moral and ethical considerations of STEM education by cultivating social-emotional awareness and engaging community assets to build equitable educational environments for diverse student populations.
After completing the program, STEM Graduate Certificate students can expect to be able to do the following:
There are a variety of payment options depending on your eligibility for Financial Aid. Please make sure you work with Financial Aid to understand your eligibility.
No. your degree will be conferred by the University of Cincinnati, which will also be reflected on your transcripts and degree.
Yes. Our online students are no different from our on-campus students in that way. You get a specific ID that you can use to navigate different systems at UC and for potential student discounts.
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