Pennsylvania’s K-12 schools are increasing their emphasis on STEM education and encouraging students to consider advanced study and careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. Employment in these areas is projected to grow to more than 9 million jobs between 2012 and 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In addition, providing STEM education programs in K-12 schools prepares students for life in the 21st century.
Today’s educators need a thorough understanding of STEM and the methods by which students can be prepared with skills and mental habits for achievement in this area. The Pennsylvania Department of Education awards this STEM endorsement as a credential in this new and emerging area where formal certification does not exist. Earning this 12-credit endorsement will help you become competent in planning, designing, applying, and assessing integrative STEM education.
The courses and field experiences in this endorsement program incorporate inquiry-based, project-based and problem-based pedagogies, informed by Next Generation Science Standards, Pennsylvania Core State Standards for Mathematics, and International Technology and Engineering Educators Association’s standards for technological literacy.
You will complete 47 hours of on-site field experiences that are closely integrated with coursework, assessment practices and program goals.
You can finish this program in one year or less. Face-to-face courses meet one night per week for seven weeks.
Tuition and Costs
The tuition for the 2017-18 academic year is $520 per credit. This per-credit tuition rate for endorsement courses is offered at a 25 percent discount from the tuition for masters-level educational leadership courses.
- A completed graduate application form, available online.
- Official copy of undergraduate or graduate transcript with the degree granted.
- Two reference forms
- Copy of Level I or Level II Certification.
Mailed materials may be sent to:
Immaculata University Office of Graduate Admission
Lillian P. Lettiere Center #006
1145 King Road
Immaculata, PA 19345
Once the above items have been received by the Graduate Office, you will receive registration and payment information.
Four required courses (12 credits)