Earn your Graduate STEM Certificate

The NJCU STEM Certificate Program for K-12 Educators has now been added to the College of Education's award-winning Educational Technology program.

Program Overview

The Certificate in STEM Education is a rigorous four-course (12-credit) program that provides K-12 educators in all disciplines, school leaders and librarians with both the foundational STEM pedagogy, and the hands-on experience to be successful integrating STEM in their classrooms and schools both on-site and remotely.

Courses in the program run every semester--Summer, Fall, and Spring. Go here to have a faculty advisor discuss registration, scheduling, and to answer any other questions. 

The Certificate is delivered as primarily an online, facilitated program with a required initial two-days of hands-on instruction and submission of a portfolio to evidence learning. The hands-on component will be offered online or regionally to broaden the reach of the program. Students will be offered the opportunity for those classes to be applied toward a 36-credit Master of Arts degree in Educational Technology or a Master of Arts degree in Educational Technology with School Library Media Specialist certification.

Student Learning Goals

Students will gain knowledge of STEM Education concepts including legal and pedagogical issues, larger trends in culture, society and technology to educational practice and evaluation of technology to promote literacy, inquiry and critical consciousness by taking four courses offered by the College of Education:

  • STEM Foundations: Rethink Learning (EDTC 645)*
  • Using The Internet in Education (EDTC 621)
  • Using Integrated Software Across the Curriculum (EDTC 625)
  • Introduction to Authoring Tools (EDTC 642)
  • *Please note this course requires a $700 fee for a virtual STEM lab provided by Eduscape in partnership with NJCU.
    **Includes a Photon coding robot

    Student Learning Outcomes

    Demonstrate broad knowledge of research-based STEM Education concepts.

    This includes the ability to integrate learning theories, emerging technologies, and professional standards that support the STEM approach. Students will differentiate when to use STEM practices to design authentic and rigorous learning experiences that develop and strengthen cognitive skills.

    Demonstrate knowledge to design meaningful learning experiences using various planning models and evaluate student learning data to inform STEM instruction.

    This includes developing routines, norms, and attitudes necessary to successfully and seamlessly integrate STEM into learning experiences and the ability to differentiate and design multiple resources to make learning more accessible to all learners and prepare them for them 21st century workplace.

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