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We have two teams to help you through the process.

General questions prior to applying can be directed to our Graduate Recruiters.

Once you have applied, questions about the application process should then be directed to our Graduate Processors.

Graduate Recruiters: Located in the Multidisciplinary Studies Building 4.01.52

Office Hours: 8 A.M. - 5 P.M.

Monday, Wendesday and Friday - virtual office hours
Tuesday and Thursday - in-person


Contact Us:

Email: Grad.Recruitment@utsa.edu
Phone: (210) 458-4331
Fax: (210) 458-4332

Book an appointment with a recruiter in-person or virtually .

Graduate Processors: Located in the Flawn Sciences Building 1.01.05

Office Hours: 8 A.M.–12 P.M.

Tuesday and Thursday - in-person


Contact Us:

Email: Graduate.admissions@utsa.edu
Phone: (210) 458-
Fax: (210) 458-

Send Official Transcripts to: graduate.documents@utsa.edu

Unofficial Transcripts and Other Documents for Spring 2022 can be Uploaded here! (requires UTSA
student ID in the form of abc123) if they have not been submitted as part of your application.

Unofficial Transcripts and Other Documents for Summer 2022 and Fall 2022 must be uploaded directly to the application.


Graduate Certificate in Engineering Education

Basic Certificate Information

The Graduate Certificate in Engineering Education is a 9-semester credit hour program offered as a collaborative effort between the Colleges of Engineering and Integrated Design and Education and Human Development. The program will have an emphasis on engineering curriculum development, instruction, and assessment methods to support student learning outcomes. It covers history and attributes of different engineering fields. The proposed program also promotes the integration of mathematics and science in the context of engineering.
This program is targeted for both engineering students wishing to prepare as future engineering instructors in a college or university and for teachers in the field (or future teachers) interested in preparing to teach engineering at the middle and high school level in formal and informal educational settings. It provides a training platform for those educators who plan to teach engineering or pre-engineering subjects. This unique program also allows for the collaboration of students and faculty from both technical and educational fields as peers.

Program Objectives

The Graduate Certificate in Engineering Education will inspire engineering educators at all levels to succeed and excel in the following ways:

  • Objective 1: To advance the development of innovative approaches to engineering education.
  • Objective 2: To provide access and opportunity for engineering educators to improve their teaching skills and classroom management.
  • Objective 3: To promote a broad and diverse community of engineering educators that engages all members to share new ideas and best practices.


EGR 6973 / CI 6973: Special Problems: Becoming an Engineering Educator/Professor- 3

This course offers the opportunity for specialized study in engineering education for instructors in either a college/university setting or a K-12 educational classroom. It covers theoretical foundations of engineering curriculum design and a culturally responsive teaching framework for teaching engineering content and using engineering design as the impetus for student learning of associated science & mathematics. Orientation will be provided to enhance other valuable skills for engineering educators such as writing proposals, managing active learning classrooms, and developing teaching methods to enable diverse student learning.

EGR 6183 Engineering Education Methods 3

This course focuses on pedagogical principles, assessment, and integration of content in engineering classrooms. The course also provides students with opportunities to develop engineering content and curriculum for classroom and laboratory instruction, including modules, lessons, activities and team-based experiences. Research on learning, teaching, and assessment methods, as well as motivation, cognition, metacognition, and program development, will be explored.

EGR 6283 Mentored Teaching in Engineering 3

This course enables deeper understanding of teaching and learning through practice, feedback, and reflection as performed regularly in assigned teaching duties. Educational goals and objectives are identified and become central to reflect on the impact and assessment of the activities and methods used to achieve student learning.

Admission Requirements and Prerequisites

Applicants with a bachelor's degree in engineering, sciences, or education discipline may apply to the certificate program.
A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 for the last two years of work toward the bachelor’s degree is required.
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 All applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better in the last 60 semester credit hours of coursework with a major in a recognized science, engineering or education discipline. Students with deficiencies in the above courses will be required to satisfactorily complete selected courses as a condition of acceptance.
 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 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, and permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit official transcripts along with an evaluation of the transcripts from Foreign Credentials Service of America

  • An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.
  • Foreign credential evaluations must be received by the application deadline for your application to be processed.
  • Foreign Credentials Service of America in Austin, TX is the only accepted evaluation agency. They can be reached at (512) 459-8429,  info@foreigncredentials.org,  or online at   https://www.foreigncredentials.org/our-services/apply-now/ .
  • If you need a request form, please visit the FCSA website to access the form here .
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

Graduate Advisor of Record: Mehdi Shadaram, PhD
Email Address: Mehdi.Shadaram@utsa.edu
Telephone: 210-458-4431

Program Director:  Araceli Martinez Ortiz, PhD
Email Address: