K-8 STEM2 Teaching Certificate
The K-8 STEM2 Teaching Certificate is designed to enhance students’ content knowledge in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine, to be able to use best pedagogical practices for teaching K-8 STEM2 lessons, and to successfully integrate the STEM2 disciplines into lessons and units.
CEHHS students in the elementary certification program elect one content area for a major with about 20% selecting either science or mathematics. The new certificate provides students with the opportunity to take additional coursework in engineering, STEM education, health related courses, as well as science or mathematics. While the UM-Dearborn K-8 STEM2 Teaching Certificate does not lead to a state endorsement, it will provide evidence of the additional preparation in STEM2 for K-8 teachers.
The certificate consists of 15 undergraduate credit hours, including the newly developed EXPS 400: STEM2 Teaching and Learning. Students will participate in exemplary examples of STEM2 curricula and learn how to integrate the STEM2 disciplines within lessons and units for K-8 students.
The UM-Dearborn K-8 STEM2 Teaching Certificate has the following goals for students in the program. Students are:
1. Knowledgeable in the content, skills and practices of the STEM2 disciplines.
2. Knowledgeable in the use of pedagogy to integrate the STEM2 disciplines into effective lessons and units.
3. Prepared to be effective educators in K-8 STEM2 teaching.
To view application forms and admission information, click here.
|ENGR 100||Intro to Eng and Computers||2|
& EXPS 401
|STEM2 Teaching and Learning|
and STEM2 Teach/Learn Internship
|Select Two Mathematics Courses if you are an Integrated Science Major:|
|MATH 442||Geometry for Teachers||3|
|MATH 443||Algebra for Teachers||3|
|MATH 444||Data Anlsys,Prob&Stat forTchrs||3|
|Select Two Natural Sciences Courses if you are a Mathematics Major:|
|NSCI 331||Inquiry: Physical Science II||3|
|NSCI 332||Inquiry: Mich Earth Science||3|
|NSCI 333||Inquiry: PBL in Life Science||3|
|Select One Health and Human Services Course:|
|CHE 101||Intro to Health Education||3|
|CHE 201||Medical Terminology||3|
|HHS 200||Introduction to Public Health||3|
Total 15 Credit Hours Required
- Current enrollment in the elementary certification program in CEHHS
- An overall GPA of at least 2.75
- Completion of the Declaration of Certificate form
- Completion of the required coursework with a GPA of at least 2.75