STEM Education and Leadership Graduate Certificate
The STEM Education and Leadership Certificate, three completely online courses, involves the study, principles, and practices of implementing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and leadership at the public school levels.
STEM education has been defined as "a standards-based, meta-discipline residing at the school level where all teachers, especially science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers, teach an integrated approach to teaching and learning, where discipline-specific content is not divided, but addressed and treated as one dynamic, fluid study." (Merrill, 2009)
This certificate requires 9 credit hours for completion.
Graduate-level certificates are graduate courses of study approved by an academic unit. These certificates:
Provide professional development and career advancement
Broaden career options
Enhance your skills
Educate you as part of the process of lifelong learning
The certificate program is not a degree program, although courses completed as part of the certificate curriculum could be used in meeting degree requirements where appropriate.
Each certificate requires three specific courses totaling nine credit hours. Courses completed as a portion of the certificate program may also be counted toward the requirements of the Master of Science in Technology degree.
The Department of Technology graduate coordinator will advise students and confirm completion of certificate requirements.
TEC 424: STEM Education Integrated Curriculum — fall
TEC 425: STEM Education Leadership — spring
TEC 310 (STEM Education Foundations), which is used as a prerequisite course for both TEC 423 and TEC 424, does not count toward the certificate, but does count toward the Master of Science degree. TEC 310 is offered online during the summer.
To learn more about each course, the prerequisites, and any additional certificate requirements, review the Graduate Catalog.
Plan of Study
After admittance to a non-degree graduate certificate program, the student should complete the Plan of Study for the certificate.
Grade Point Average
In order to be awarded the certificate, all required courses must be completed with a "B" or better. All certificate required coursework must be completed in the Department of Technology at Illinois State.
All requirements for a graduate level certificate must be completed within six calendar years, beginning with the date the student first registers as a graduate level certificate student.
Advance your career even further by earning your Master of Science in Technology in the STEM Education and Leadership sequence. Choose from two degree options to fit your needs.