College for Women | School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences

STEM

St. Kate’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in Elementary Education Certificate provides the skills and knowledge necessary to be competent, confident, and comfortable promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics in the elementary classroom. Throughout the program, you will participate in teaching and learning experiences that equip you to implement innovative teaching practices and integrated STEM curriculum in schools.

what can I do with a certification in STEM in Elementary Education?

Upon completion of the certification in STEM Elementary Education Certificate, you will be prepared to not only provide STEM instruction, but to help facilitate wider use of integrated STEM curriculum within schools, districts and other educational settings. You will be poised to lead as a STEM advocate at the start of your career in education.

what will I study?

The coursework required to earn the STEM certification from St. Kate’s includes the following six classes:

  • "Environmental Biology"
  • "Physics and Engineering for Educator"
  • "Earth and Space Science for Educators"
  • "Mathematical Structures"
  • "Methods and Materials in Mathematics"
  • "Methods and Material in Science"

These courses are cross-disciplinary, and provide you with hands-on, problem-based learning experiences that you can integrate into your classroom.

Did you know?

  • STEM is offered as a minor and certificate.

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why St. Kate’s?

At St. Catherine University, you will grow as a leader who engages with intention, acts with justice and serves with compassion. You will build personal relationships with faculty and students alike, while you become immersed in active and collaborative methods of learning to achieve your goals.


Major Course Requirements

Major Course Requirements

Explore the required, supporting and recommended courses.

Core Curriculum

Core Curriculum

The path to a baccalaureate degree at St. Kate’s begins with a core curriculum that emphasizes intellectual inquiry and social teaching; challenging students to transformational leadership.

Faculty

Faculty

Our faculty are active researchers, industry and academic award winners and influential members of professional organizations. Most of all, they’re passionate, caring teachers.

The St. Kate’s Experience

The St. Kate’s Experience

This unique program brings together resources, activities and personal support to help you achieve your goals.