STEM Education

This certificate allows the university to serve the needs of in-service teachers who seek a STEM Education credential. This online certificate is available to teachers both in and outside North Dakota. Through the teachers enrolled in the certificate, STEM education will reach students at the primary and secondary levels and prepare them for the world as it has become. VCSU’s STEM certificate will enhance the curricular understandings of in-service teachers who may already have a master’s degree or may decide later to expand the certificate into a Master’s degree.

Elementary Focus

Required Courses
STEM ED 655STEM Curriculum and Methods in Elementary3
STEM ED 670Design, Technology, and Engineering for Elementary3
STEM ED 671Inquiry Based Thematic Instruction3
STEM ED 680Building Math3
or STEM ED 665 Invention and Innovation
Total Credits12

Secondary Focus

Required Courses
STEM ED 650STEM Curriculum and Methods3
STEM ED 660Design for Engineering3
STEM ED 665Invention and Innovation3
STEM ED 680Building Math3
or STEM ED 682 Engineering the Future
Total Credits12