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STEM Teaching and Learning

The online certificate in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Teaching and Learning in the Curriculum & Instruction program in the School of Education is appropriate for both school-based educators and informal educators.

This graduate certificate bundles existing graduate courses in STEM education into a coherent certificate program. The program includes 7 courses that develop a consistent framework for advancing educators’ knowledge on a range of strategies to teach and assess learning in STEM areas.

School-based and informal educators will learn to create inter-disciplinary learning experiences with STEM subjects as the point of focus. Courses in the STEM certificate may apply toward the online or on campus MEd in Curriculum and Instruction.

This certificate is designed for current education professionals, K-12 teachers, or informal educators seeking professional development in the STEM areas, wishing to teach more effectively in the STEM disciplines, or to grow into a new position focused on STEM teaching and learning.

Outcomes of student learning outcomes are to:

  • Produce a STEM project-based learning activity.
  • Adapt a current curricular or learning activity into an integrated STEM activity.
  • Participate in a STEM inquiry learning activity.
  • Implement, assess, and monitor student learning during a STEM activity.

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Distance Learning Only


Curriculum & Instruction
College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services


Linda Plevyak
Phone: 513-556-5106

Career Possibilities

Additional career options are listed on the Center for Exploratory Studies website.


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Curriculum Guide Versions:

Curriculum Guide by Requirement

Predominant Program

    • CI8072, Learning Sciences and Technology, 3
    • XXXXxxxx, Students may select CI 7040 Math Problem Solving or CI7041 Math as a Process to satisfy program requirements., 3
    • XXXXxxxx, Student will complete CI 7010 Improving Instructional Effectiveness: Clinical Experience., 3
    • XXXXxxxx, Student will complete CI 6005 Integrating STEM into Practice., 3
    • XXXXxxxx, Student may select CI 7032 Science Learning in Laboratory and Inquiry Settings or CI 7020 Scientific Investigations within Environmental Education., 3

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum of two years of teaching experience in either a school or informal education setting, or an active teaching license
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution as demonstrated by an official transcript
  • a goal statement explaining why the STEM certificate is of interest
  • three letters of reference (at least one of which discusses teaching experience)

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The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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