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Department of Curriculum and Instruction

College of Education

STEM Certificate

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The CUAI graduate STEM Certificate program provides licensed K-12 educators with an opportunity to expand their skills and methods for engaging students in rich, powerful STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) learning experiences. 

K-12 teachers from diverse range of subject areas (including ELA, STEAM and others) can gain critical STEM understanding and fluency through a 15-credit-hour program covering elements including pedagogy, creativity and inquiry, curriculum development and STEM business/education integration.

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The STEM Certificate Program of Study consists of one (1) guided elective and four (4) STEM-specific courses:

SCED 5600 STEM Theory and Pedagogy
Comprehensive content perspective of theory and pedagogy related to the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The course content includes problem-based learning, performance-based assessments, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity and 21st century skills

SCED 5610 Creativity and Inquiry in STEM Education
Introduction to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in a variety of real-world contexts. The course addresses important aspects of STEM problem-solving and major concepts within the design process such as working with constraints, prototyping, customer needs, product evolution, and creating maker spaces in K-12 classrooms.

SCED 5620 Bridging STEM in Education and Business
Explores the impacts of STEM education on student learning, engagement, and career preparation. Specific regional STEM careers and national education initiatives in STEM education are emphasized.

SCED 5630 Integrated STEM Curriculum Development
Addresses the critical components of integrated curriculum development specific to STEM with special emphasis on performance-based assessment and leading collaborative teams.

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In addition to meeting the ETSU Graduate School admission requirements, prospective students must:

  • Have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Submit a 2-page essay outlining past experience with STEM education and goals beyond achieving the STEM Certificate


ETSU tuition and fees

Border County Information: Students in Virginia and North Carolina living in bordering counties in Tennessee may receive in-state tuition. For more detailed information based on your specific situation, please contact the ETSU Office of Admissions.

Student accounts, payment calendars, and payment plan information:

ETSU Bursar Office

(423) 439-4212

Financial Aid
Financial Aid Step by Step Guide

Types of Aid

(423) 439-4300




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