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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
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.
|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.
|International Applicants||Must meet international graduate student admission requirements