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Attention, this program is no longer accepting new students and will be deleted effective Summer, 2019. If you have successfully completed any courses within this certificate and are still interested in completing this academic certificate, please contact the Faculty Chair Rick Vaughn at 480-517-8661 or Rick.Vaughn@riosalado.edu regarding a program completion plan.

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AC in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education for K-12

The Academic Certificate (AC) in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education for K-12 Educators program is designed to provide K-12 teachers with the foundation to incorporate STEM education into their classrooms. Courses will cover state and national academic standards for STEM and best practices. K-12 teachers will have opportunities to develop knowledge and skills in inquiry-guided, problem-based, and project-based learning as well as strategies for practical application of STEM education into any K-12 classroom.

CIPS Code: 13.1206

Program Prerequisites
Must hold a Career or Technical Education (CTE), provisional or standard elementary, secondary, or special education certificate.

Required Courses 18
Course # Course Title Credits
EPD205* Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education
3
EPD256* Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education and Technology
3
EPD257*

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education and Science
Note: The projected course availability of EPD257 is Summer 2016.

3
EPD258* Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education and Engineering
3
EPD259*

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education and Mathematics
Note: The projected course availability of EPD259 is Fall 2016.

3
EPD287*

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Capstone Project
Note: EPD287 is currently under development.

3

Notes

  • The total amount of credits required for this certificate is 18.
  • Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within the program.
  • * Indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
  • Minimum GPA: 2.00