STEAM Education Certificate

Learn to create learning experiences that innovate and inspire with our graduate certificate in STEAM Education.

STEAM — which stands for science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics — is a powerful educational movement aiming to transform the way we think about schools today.

By integrating the arts into STEM, we can increase innovation and provide an interesting, different, and collaborative way to view the world and solve problems. Furthermore, incorporating the arts and humanities into STEM engages learners who might not traditionally be interested in these fields.

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Program Facts

Program Type

Graduate Certificate

Enrollment Term

Summer

Format

Completely online and asynchronous

Credits

12

Application Deadline

Rolling

Admissions Requirements

No GRE exam required

Duration

4 courses (1 course is taken per semester)

Time Commitment

Part-Time

Stackable Format

Can be taken as part of the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program. The four courses will count toward the degree.

Program Overview

The goal of STEAM is simple: to engage learners in real-world, relevant problem solving that requires a high level of discipline integration.

Degree Requirements

You must have access to a classroom or other learning space to implement a STEAM unit in the third course. If you are applying for the PA STEM Endorsement or Act 48 credits, you must hold a current PA teachers license.

Certifications

After completion of this certificate, current PA teacher license holders are eligible for the PA Department of Education’s STEM Endorsement.

Stackable Format

The STEAM certificate can be taken independently or as part of the online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program. All four courses in the program will count toward the degree.

More Information

For questions about the courses and program, please contact:

Dr. Veena Vasudevan
STEAM Program Coordinator
veenav@pitt.edu

Curriculum

The STEAM Education certificate is comprised of 4 courses, which, when combined, address four essential components of teaching and learning: instructional design, pedagogy, assessment, and application/reflection. The titles of the courses are:

  • TLL-2008: STEAM Instructional Design
  • TLL-2007: STEAM Transdisciplinary Learning Approaches,
  • TLL-2009: STEAM Assessment
  • TLL-2010: STEAM Implementation

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Upcoming Info Sessions

General Info Session (Virtual)

June 3, 2024 | Noon-1 PM

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Career Pathways

  • STEAM Teacher
  • Makerspace Educator
  • After-School Curriculum Coordinator
  • Technology Educator
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Engineering Teacher