Advanced Certificate Program

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:

  • An 18-credit advanced certificate in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) for Educators
  • Authentic STEM applications and active project-based learning pedagogical approaches
  • Immersion in innovative technologies for teaching and learning STEM in K-12 classrooms
  • Instructional and curricular expertise to prepare K-12 student for careers in STEM fields
  • A framework for STEM, developed jointly by NYIT’s School of Education and School of Engineering and Computing Sciences

Program of Study

Required

  • Instructional Applications of the Internet
  • Mathematics, Science, and Technology I
  • Mathematics, Science, and Technology II
  • Energy Technology in Perspective
  • Introduction to Environmental Technology

Elective Choices

  • Habitat Ecology and Technology for Elementary Teachers
  • Fundamentals of Environmental Education for 21st-Century Learners
  • Fundamentals of Air Pollution
  • Power Plant Systems

Admissions

  • Applicants must have earned a bachelor’s or master’ s degree
  • NYSED initial/provisional or permanent/professional teacher certification in any content area
  • 3.0 GPA (or GRE if GPA is less than 2.85)

Certificate credits can be applied to NYIT’s Master of Science in Instructional Technology.

 
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