Learn how to design and implement learning activities in your classroom that focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with this certificate. Primarily designed for elementary and middle school teachers, or educators working in schools pursuing or awarded STEM certification, this certificate will enhance your knowledge of integrate instruction and help students make a smooth transition into high school STEM courses.
Note: This is a certificate program only; it is not recognized by the Georgia Performance Standards Commission as an endorsement.
The Certificate in STEM requires a minimum of 12 credit hours, with courses that focus on digital learning, robotics, and science and mathematics instruction for children in kindergarten through grade eight. Coursework covers topics such as:
Courses are taught by faculty in the departments of career and information studies and mathematics and science education who have a passion for helping students become "citizen scientists" and integrating STEM topics across a wide spectrum of content.
Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.
Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.
Most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance. A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study.
Because this certificate combines classes from two departments, you will be part of a group of diverse learners, all of whom share an interest in STEM education.
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