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Graduate Certificate in ISTEM Education

Basic Degree Information/Description

The Graduate Certificate in iSTEM Education (Interdisciplinary Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is designed for graduate students from all disciplines who wish to focus on issues related to Interdisciplinary STEM Education. The goals of this program are:

  • To prepare educators to both teach and integrate STEM Education into curricula and programs for diverse learner populations
  • To increase STEM Education literacy for formal and informal educators

Program Options

This certificate includes approaches that explore teaching and learning between/among any two or more of the STEM subject areas, and/or between STEM subjects and one or more other academic subjects. Students in this program will encounter an integrated approach to a body of knowledge for current STEM educators, introducing them to the foundations, pedagogies, curriculum, research, and contemporary issues of each of the STEM disciplines as well as posing new integrative ideas, approaches, and instructional materials.

To meet the curricular requirements for the Graduate Certificate in I-STEM Education, students must complete 12-semester-credit-hours with a grade point average of 3.0 or above from the following courses:

Required Courses (choose 12 semester credit hours from the following courses): 12
Nature and Meaning of Interdisciplinary STEM Education
Inquiry in Interdisciplinary STEM Education
Equity, Agency, and Participation in Interdisciplinary STEM Education
Assessment in Interdisciplinary STEM Education
Advanced Topics in Interdisciplinary STEM Education
Interdisciplinary STEM Education Trends and Issues
Total Credit Hours 12

Admission Requirements and Prerequisites

Bachelor's degree with 18 credit hours in field of study or in another appropriate field of study.

A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 for the last two years of work toward the bachelor’s degree

To maintain enrollment in the certificate program, students should maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout their tenure in the program.

Application Requirements:
 General University Requirements Must meet certificate program regulations.
 Application A completed Graduate School application, unless currently enrolled as a degree-seeking graduate student.
 Transcripts Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.
 Resume or Curriculum Vitae Not required.
 Letters of Recommendation Not required.
 Statement of Purpose Not required.
 Test Scores Not required.
 Evaluation of Foreign Credentials All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. citizens (Domestic), or permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit an evaluation from an approved Foreign Credential Agency of transcripts from all foreign institutions attended. If official transcripts are used in the foreign credential evaluation, the official transcript requirement will be considered met. However, if unofficial documents are used in the foreign credential evaluation, final official transcripts must be sent to UTSA.
  • An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.
  • The Foreign Credentials Service of America (FCSA) is a private corporation that provides evaluations of foreign school credentials. The application is available at: Application for Credentials Evaluation.
 International Applicants Must meet international graduate student admission requirements
  • IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5.
  • TOEFL: Minimum scores of 79 or 60 for Internet or paper versions, respectively.
 Other None.

Contact Information

Student Development Specialist: Molly Miller

Email Address: molly.miller@utsa.edu

Telephone: (210) 458-7443

Degree Website: http://education.utsa.edu/DEGREES/article/graduate_certificate_in_i_stem_education/

Funding Opportunities:

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Course Scheduling and Offerings:

This program is housed on UTSA’s Main Campus.

Between 4 PM and 9 PM.

Degree Catalog Link: http://catalog.utsa.edu/graduate/educationhumandevelopment/interdisciplinarylearningteaching/#i-stem