STEM - Certificate
For more than a decade, St.Kate’s has been researching and iterating on best practices for STEM teacher education and STEM teacher professional development. In this certificate program, students will learn to increase use of academically meaningful technology integration in STEM; create higher levels of student engagement and interest in STEM learning activities; and improve use of outdoors for learning science. STEM program courses use inquiry based learning, hands on activities, and blended learning to facilitate high teacher outcomes.
The STEM certificate consists of 12 credits. Students must participate in a face-to-face meeting on the St. Paul campus of St. Catherine University prior to starting the certificate.
|EDUC 6420||Technology Integration Fundamentals||3|
|Select three courses from three different focus areas:||9|
|SySTEMic Integration - Transforming K-6 Education through STEM Instruction 1|
|Citizen Science as Service Learning in the Natural World|
|Literacy through STEM: Using Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking as Tools in STEM|
|The Outdoor Classroom|
|Foundations of Environmental Chemistry|
|Explorations in Earth Science|
|Introduction to Computational Thinking and Coding|
|Physical Computing: Introduction to Arduinos|
|Hands on STEM: Maker Space in the K-8 Setting|
|Engineering or Math focus|
|Making Data Meaningful|
|Engineering and Mathematics|
|Hands on STEM: Basic Engineering and Alternative Energy|
NOTE: STEM certificate candidates who teach in a K-6 setting must take EDUC 6827 to complete the certificate.