NYIT’s Advanced Certificate program in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) for Educators prepares professional educators for integrated inquiry-based teaching and learning. Participants are practicing teachers who want to improve their skills and expertise in teaching STEM content and applications in K-12 schools. Their increased competencies will enhance the education of K-12 students and attract them to careers in STEM-related fields.
The content of the STEM Advanced Certificate, aligned with New York state standards differentiated for appropriate grade level, meets diverse K-12 student learning needs. Inquiry-base and project-based instruction relates to the effects and issues requisite to developing knowledgeable citizens and consumers of STEM innovations, inventions, and applications.
The technology content includes use of technologies for enhancing teaching and learning science, engineering, and mathematics, such as probeware, simulations, GPS applications, and tools for research and data collection instruments. Engineering concepts include STEM content and instructional resources for designing authentic solutions to real-life problems. The STEM certificate prepares teachers to encourage K-12 students to consider college and careers in STEM-related fields.
The program offers:
Certificate credits can be applied to NYIT’s Master of Science in Instructional Technology.
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