What will I learn?

The Graduate Certificate in K-8 Integrated STEM Education is designed for individuals in pursuit of professional advancement in the field of STEM Education at the K-8 level. The certificate enables teachers to advance in their knowledge of methods for integrating STEM subjects, curriculum available for STEM integration, research done on integrated STEM education, and content knowledge of mathematics and science needed to effectively facilitate integrated STEM education learning.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

Integrate knowledge of mathematical content into effective integrated STEM lessons.
Integrate knowledge of science content into effective integrated STEM lessons.
Discuss trends and issues in integrated STEM education.
Explain how K-8 students learn and think mathematically and scientifically and analyze the psychological and sociological influences on students.
Create an integrated STEM lesson plan with a focus on engineering design, mathematical modeling, and technology integration.
Create effective integrated STEM lessons that respect the diversity of backgrounds in a classroom.
Demonstrate application of the materials and resources available for implementing a standards-based approach to the teaching and learning of STEM education.
Synthesize research and application literature to demonstrate conceptual mathematical understanding.
Synthesize research and application literature to demonstrate conceptual science understanding.
Synthesize K-8 STEM Education theoretical research and application literature into models of effective STEM education teaching.
Describe and analyze the current K-8 STEM Education Curriculum.
Describe and analyze the current K-8 STEM Education Standards in the United States.
Analyze the components of K-8 STEM Education Programs.
Demonstrate the ability to conduct action research on STEM Education.

Which department am I in?

College of Education

Study options

Full Time (12 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$22,807.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 January 2022, 29 August 2022

Venue

College of Education

Carlson Education Building,

4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.,

LAS VEGAS,

Nevada,

89154, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Bachelor’s Degree – You must hold a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution, or an approved international equivalent. Grade Point Average – You must have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75 (4.00=A) for your bachelor’s degree, or a minimum 3.00 (4.00=A) for the last two years (60 semester hours).

For international students

Bachelor’s Degree – You must hold a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution, or an approved international equivalent.

Grade Point Average – You must have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75 (4.00=A) for your bachelor’s degree, or a minimum 3.00 (4.00=A) for the last two years (60 semester hours).

English Proficiency Requirement:

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Minimum score: 6.5; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (Paper-based) Minimum score: 74; (Computer-based) Minimum score: 213; (Internet-based) Minimum score: 80. Michigan Test of English Language Placement (MTELP) - Minimum score: 85; Pearson Test of English (PTE)- Minimum score: 65.

Application Deadline: May 1 for fall semester; Oct. 1 for spring semester.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Nevada

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