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Elementary STEM Education Certificate



The Graduate Certificate in Elementary STEM Education is designed to meet the needs of PreK-6 teachers, who already hold a valid teaching licensure, supervisors, coaches, and college/university teacher educators who want to increase their effectiveness in instruction in the STEM disciplines. This program addresses the needs expressed by the Florida State Department of Education. The program includes five classes that will provide an in-depth view of integrated STEM research, theory, and the application of current best practices in the classroom.

Special Notes

Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Please visit the Department of Financial Aid for more information regarding eligibility.

Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . August 1
Spring Term . . . . . December 1
Summer Term . . . April 15

Graduate Program Director

Dr. Kim Cheek
Co-Director, Associate Professor
(904) 620-2794
Dr. Christian Winterbottom
Co-Director, Associate Professor
(904) 620-5329
Building 57, Room 2216

The following items must be submitted no later then the deadline posted above. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been canceled, the decision can not be reversed. Applicants may apply for the next application cycle.

  • UNF admission application
  • Application fee
  • If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared
  • All of the below university and program requirements
  • University Requirements
    • A baccalaureate degree from an accepted institutional accreditor, or its equivalent from a foreign institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.
    • Transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended. Admitted students will be prompted to provide official copies. 
  • Program Requirements
    • Professional licensure
      • Applicants must hold a valid teaching license from any state