Program Director: Judy Sherman, Ed.D. email@example.com; 301-696-3464
The Certificate in Elementary Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics (STEM) Education is intended for currently certified elementary teachers interested in developing a special expertise in the area of STEM education and teaching. The goals of the certificate are the following: (1) to acquaint students with the theoretical underpinnings, foundational elements, and pedagogy of an elementary STEM mindset; (2) to engage students in activities that make real-life connections through hands-on interactions to solve problems in an atmosphere of collaboration and communication; (3) to expose students to transdisciplinary techniques to deliver a STEM-based curriculum; (4) to equip students with specific strategies and activities that promote inquiry and creative thinking across the STEM disciplines.
Requirements for the Elementary STEM Education Certificate (15 credits):
- EDUC 502 Technology for Literacy, Leadership, and Learning
- EDUC 540 Modern Science Methods
- EDUC 545 Modern Mathematics Methods
- EDUC 553 Foundations of Elementary STEM Education
- EDUC 597ST STEM Capstone Activity