Graduate Certificate

Elementary STEM Education - Graduate Certificate

Elementary STEM Education - Graduate Certificate
Plan Code:
Program Level:
Graduate Certification
Award Type:
Graduate Certificate Program
College of Education
Teacher Education

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.

College of Education

Department of Teacher Education

Graduate Study
Elementary STEM Education - Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Elementary STEM Education is designed to provide in-service elementary teachers with knowledge about student learning and engagement and instructional practices in STEM disciplines. The primary focus of the program is understanding inquiry-oriented practices across STEM disciplines. The graduate certificate is available only online.


Students who wish to complete the graduate certificate and are currently enrolled in a graduate degree program in the College of Education at Michigan State University must complete the Intent to Enroll form on the program Web site.

Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Elementary STEM Education

Students must complete three courses from at least two of the categories below (9 credits):
Science Education
TE 860 Practice and Inquiry in Science Education 3
TE 861A Teaching Science for Understanding 3
TE 861B Inquiry, Nature of Science, and Science Teaching 3
TE 861C Action Research in K-12 Science Mathematics Classrooms 3
Technology Education
CEP 810 Teaching for Understanding with Technology 3
CEP 811 Adapting Innovative Technologies to Education 3
CEP 812 Applying Educational Technology to Issues of Practices 3
TE 831 Teaching School Subject Matter with Technology 3
Elementary Education
TE 809 Inquiry-Oriented Instructional Strategies for the Elementary Classroom 3
Mathematics Education
CEP 805 Learning Mathematics with Technology 3
TE 855 Teaching School Mathematics 3
TE 857 Teaching and Learning Mathematical Problem Solving 3
Special Topics
TE 891 Special Topics in Teaching, Curriculum, and Schooling 1 to 4