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

Enroll in Rio Salado's STEM Education Academic Certificate for Teachers. Featuring convenient and accessible online classes!

Woman with Glasses Looking UpwardsAs the need for a highly-skilled workforce continues to grow, the importance of a quality STEM education has never mattered more. Only 20% of degrees awarded in Arizona are in STEM fields. Recognizing this fact, Rio Salado College is doing its part to better prepare today’s teachers with tools and techniques for their STEM-enhanced classrooms.

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The STEM Education certificate satisfies most teacher’s professional development requirements. With an emphasis on project-based, problem-based, and inquiry-based learning, teachers have specific takeaways to empower their classrooms with interdisciplinary, contextually-rich STEM lessons. Teachers also learn about the national call for action and standards alignment initiatives.

Where better to discover STEM Education than from the first school in the state with a dedicated STEM department? You'll be trained in STEM teaching strategies straight from the experts in online education.

Enroll in our STEM Academic Certificate for Teachers today. Contact Rio Salado for information about our class schedule, degree programs, enrollment, financial aid and more!