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Certificate in Secondary STEM Teaching & Learning

Learn to integrate STEM in your classroom.

Become a STEM leader and resource for your middle or high school (7-12).
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  • Program Overview

    Not a teacher? 

    Stevenson University Online offers a Master of Arts in Teaching designed for math and science baccalaureate degree graduates interested in pursuing teaching as a career. LEARN ABOUT OUR MAT program

    Stevenson University Online’s Secondary STEM Teaching and Learning Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program is designed for current middle or high school math and science teachers who want to expand their knowledge and practice of inquiry-based collaborative teaching and learning. Teachers in the certificate program will develop the tools necessary to design and deliver learning experiences for their students that are inquiry, project, and problem-based. Coursework can be completed online for this 18-credit hour cohort program.

    The program provides teachers the opportunity to collaborate with a cohort of math and science educators to plan and implement integrated, multi-disciplinary lessons that align with NSTA Next Gen Science Standards, NCTM Principles to Action, and Common Core State Standards

  • Courses


    Stevenson’s Secondary STEM Teaching and Learning Post-Baccalaureate Certificate is an online 18-credit hour cohort program. A cohort model is one in which candidates begin the program at the same time and follow a sequential course track in order to graduate as a group.

    The sequence of courses is listed in the Cohort Sequence Chart. 

    • ED 605 STEM Curriculum Principles and Practice
    • ED 620 Literacy Strategies in the STEM Content Areas
    • ED 625 Advanced Literacy Strategies in the STEM Content Areas
    • ED 640 Methods and Technologies of Teaching Math and Science with a STEM Focus I
    • ED 645 Methods and Technologies of Teaching Math and Science with a STEM Focus II
    • ED 690 Issues in STEM Education
  • Admission Requirements

    Admission Requirements

    • Completed online application. 
    • Completion of a bachelor’s degree in a math or science discipline or closely related field from a regionally accredited institution, or
      significant coursework in math or science, and/or
      professional teaching experience in secondary math or science
    • Official college transcripts from all previous academic work
    • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in past academic work
    • Professional resume including experience teaching secondary math or science
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Personal statement.
  • FAQ


    What does STEM Teaching and Learning mean?
    STEM pedagogy is an approach to teaching and learning that integrates the content and practices of science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines to engage students in inquiry, logical reasoning, collaboration, and investigation for
    solving real world challenges.

    How does STEM teaching and learning benefit middle and high school students?
    When students engage in authentic problem solving and experience student-driven inquiry they gain deeper understanding of key scientific or mathematical concepts and increase their acquisition of 21st century skills.

    How are courses offered?
    All courses are delivered online in either 8-week or 16-week sessions. Students will collaborate within a cohort of secondary math and science teachers. Activities and assignments will draw on a student's experience and allow them to apply learning specifically to their teaching practice.

    How soon can the program be completed and when does it begin?
    The Secondary STEM Teaching and Learning Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program can be completed in under two years. Students begin in October of the fall semester and complete six courses at three credits each for a total of 18-credits.

    Who do I contact if I have questions?
    Please contact Amanda Millar, Senior Enrollment Counselor, at  or call 443-352-4243

  • Tuition


    Established in 1947, Stevenson University has a long history of providing students an affordable, private education. 

    Stevenson University Online has simplified the cost of your education by eliminating all fees.

    Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program Cost Per
    Credit Hour
    Cost Per Course
    (3-Credit Hours)
    Total Cost of Certificate
    (15-Credit Hours)
    Secondary STEM Teaching and Learning $475.00 $1,425.00 $7,125.00*

    *Does not include books.


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