STEMM CoLaB Education Certificate Program at CBU

The Graduate Certificate in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM) Education was designed for all K-12 educators to improve literacy and integration of STEMM concepts across all disciplines such as English, Literature, Social Studies, and Fine Arts. The Certificate includes the study of STEMM teaching principles, project-based learning methods, collaborative learning and assessment, and a focus on integration of mathematics and computer programming skills.

STEMM CoLaB developed this certificate program with the objective to improve educator pedagogy in STEMM education across the academic disciplines while focusing on two (2) themes: (1) curriculum authoring and (2) technology integration.

All course requirements are completed by participating in the live Kick-Off Workshops with continuing instruction on-line, live, or a combination of the two. The Kick-Off Workshops will be a requirement of each of the four (4) courses taking place the Friday of the first week of the course session. These live workshops are at the Memphis campus and participants will be provided lunch as part of the tuition fee.

All classes can be applied toward the M.Ed. Program upon successful completion.

Required courses

COURSE 01 STEMM Education: A Methodology for all Disciplines

COURSE 02 Facilitating Questions and Creating Problems

COURSE 03 Applying Mathematics Across Disciplines

COURSE 04 Computer Programming Skills Across Disciplines

Graduate STEMM Education Certificate Course Descriptions

COURSE 01 STEMM Education: A Methodology for all Disciplines Students examine Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM) education theory and practice and its applicability across all disciplines of instruction. Techniques used as a method for creating transformative classroom environments that encourage students to think critically and creatively in all content areas. Three credits

COURSE 02 Facilitating Questions and Creating Problems Students apply the basic principles of scientific inquiry and design thinking integral to Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM) education. Principles employed to build lesson plans with compelling problems and case studies in various disciplines such as English, Literature, Social Studies, Sciences, and Fine Arts around compelling problems for students to solve. Three credits

COURSE 03 Applying Mathematics Across Disciplines Students apply mathematical concepts such as measurement, decimals, fractions, percentages, probability and statistics, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry across disciplines of instruction such as English/Literature, Social Studies, History, and Fine Arts. Critical concept review, practice applications and building lesson plans teach students how to effectively integrate mathematics with multiple content areas. Three credits

COURSE 04 Computer Programming Skills Across Disciplines Students learn basics of computer programming such as algorithms, sequencing, looping, conditionals, data and operators, and testing and debugging using Scratch, a visual-based programming language. Concept development integrated with multiple disciplines of instruction such as English/Literature, Social Studies, History, and Fine Arts. Knowledge of programming basics, practice applications and implementing lesson plans teach students how to effectively integrate computer programming with multiple K-12 content areas. Three credits

Enrollment Begins Summer 2014