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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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Quick Info

Program Code

18GC-DL-STEMT-DL

Duration

varies

Location

Distance Learning Only

Department

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

Contact

Linda Plevyak
Email: linda.plevyak@uc.edu
Phone: 513-556-5106

Career Possibilities

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

Curriculum

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Curriculum Guide Versions:

Curriculum Guide by Requirement

Predominant Program

    Coursework
    • 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 a transcript
  • a goal statement explaining why the STEM certificate is of interest
  • three letters of reference (at least one of which discusses teaching experience)

Application Deadline and Procedures

Prospective students will complete the on-line application for their requested program by the posted application deadline.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials and support documents are successfully submitted.  Incomplete applications will not be processed or reviewed.

Transcripts:

Providing academic records during the application process. All applicants are required to upload their unofficial transcripts during the application process. The university defines “unofficial” transcripts as transcripts that have been in the hands of students, are typically printed on plain paper, and do not have a college seal or registrar's signature. Applicants should NOT send official transcripts as part of the application process.

Providing academic records after admission. Once an applicant has been extended an offer of admission to the University of Cincinnati and has accepted the offer, s/he must submit an official transcript showing conferral of a baccalaureate degree or higher as soon as possible to the address below. The university defines “official” transcripts as transcripts that have been received from a secure, authenticated issuing institution and bears validation (e.g., a seal, logo, or watermark), including a date, and an appropriate signature. Official transcripts MUST be sent forward in their original, sealed envelope. The absolute final deadline for submission of official transcripts is one week before the start of the student’s first semester. Students will NOT be allowed to complete a full semester without providing verification of an earned baccalaureate degree or higher. Any discrepancy later found between student-provided unofficial transcripts and official transcripts will be grounds for dismissal. Official Transcripts should be sent to one of the following addresses:

Regular U.S. postal mail: Delivery via parcel delivery service (FedEx, DHL, UPS, etc.):
Graduate School
University of Cincinnati
110 Van Wormer Hall
P.O. Box 210627
2614 McMicken Circle
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0627
Graduate School
University of Cincinnati
2614 McMicken Circle
110 Van Wormer Hall
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0627

UC Alumni

Students who have received degrees from the University of Cincinnati do not need to submit official paper copies of their UC transcripts.

 

Students with degrees received in China

Applicants who have received degrees in China will upload their unofficial transcripts during the application process. The university defines “unofficial” transcripts as transcripts that have been in the hands of students, are typically printed on plain paper, and do not have a college seal or registrar's signature. Unofficial transcripts do NOT need to be verified at this stage of the application process.

 

After being accepted to join a graduate program

Applicants who have earned a degree in China must submit an English-version verification report from the China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC) of their final transcripts and degree certificates.  All verification reports must be sent to the University of Cincinnati directly by the CDGDC to be considered official. No other verification will be accepted. Applicants with Chinese transcripts must contact the CDGDC after their degree is completed and request that their degree verification report be submitted directly to the University of Cincinnati. Students who request a verification report prior to degree conferral will be required to submit a second report after conferral.

Verification reports can be ordered at the following websites:

 

Verification reports are due to the Graduate School one week prior to the start of the student’s first semester. Failure to submit verification reports on time will result in a student being placed in non-matriculated status and loss of his/her student visa status. Verification reports should be sent to one of the following addresses:

Regular U.S. postal mail: Delivery via parcel delivery service (FedEx, DHL, UPS, etc.):
Graduate School
University of Cincinnati
110 Van Wormer Hall
P.O. Box 210627
2614 McMicken Circle
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0627
Graduate School
University of Cincinnati
2614 McMicken Circle
110 Van Wormer Hall
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0627

Application Deadlines

Admission Term

Application Deadline

Notification By

Fall

7/1

8/1

Spring

11/15

12/15

Summer

4/1

4/15

 

Accreditation

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.



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.

http://cech.uc.edu/student_services_center/undergraduate-students/gainful-employment.html