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Elementary STEM Education Graduate Certificate

A 15-credit certificate in elementary STEM education designed for elementary teachers throughout Northeast Florida. The purpose of the certificate is to enable elementary teachers to effectively integrate all the STEM disciplines as well as computational thinking. A unique feature of the certificate is the inclusion of creativity and innovation. This is important because quality STEM education can help foster creativity and innovation, both of which are important 21st century skills. Of note, this certificate can be used as a concentration in an M.Ed. program in elementary education.

 

Quality STEM instruction at the elementary level leverages children’s natural curiosity about the world. There is evidence that students who are interested in STEM prior to middle school are more likely to major in a STEM field in college. This certificate will equip elementary school teachers with the content and pedagogical knowledge and skills to use a project-based learning approach to engage their students in authentic STEM lessons.

 

You can learn more about the program from the Graduate School.

 

Graduate School Program Overview


Elementary STEM Education (Post-Baccalaureate Certificate)

Program Description for Elementary STEM Education

Major: Elementary STEM Education Degree: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Prerequisites

  • A valid teaching license from any state
  • Must meet all UNF requirements for admission to a graduate program

Certificate Requirements (15 credits)

MAE6317 Teaching Elem Math Using Tech (3 Credits)

SCE6735 Trends and Issues Elem Sci Tch (3 Credits)

SMT6316 Creativity, Innovation in STEM (3 Credits)

IDC6015 Comp Think in Elem STEM Plus C (3 Credits)

SMT6615 Engineering in El. Class (3 Credits)