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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.
- 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)
The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Gainful Employment Disclosure
Effective July 1, 2011, federal regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010 [75 FR 66665 and FR 66832] by the U.S. Department of Education require postsecondary institutions that participate in the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended, to disclose to prospective students certain information about the institution's GE Programs.
Generally, GE Programs include:
- At public and private not-for-profit institutions: Title IV-eligible non-degree programs (e.g., certificate and diploma programs).
- At for-profit institutions: All Title-IV eligible instructional programs, degree and non-degree.
Additional career options are listed on the Center for Exploratory Studies website.
This curriculum information is intended as a general information guide for students considering enrollment in this program. These online tools are designed to assist you, but are not a substitute for planning with an academic or faculty advisor.
If you are currently confirmed or enrolled, you can check your degree requirements online. If you are considering transferring to this major from another school, use u.select to see how credits you have earned will transfer to UC. See course descriptions by college.
Curriculum Guide Versions:
Curriculum Guide by Requirement
- CI7032, Science Learning in Laboratory and Inquiry Settings, , 3
- CI7010, Improving Instructional Effectiveness: Clinical Experience, , 1 - 3
- CI6005, Integrating STEM into Practice, , 1 - 5
- CI8072, Learning Sciences and Technology, , 3
- CI7042, Math as an Interdisciplinary Topic, , 3