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STEAM Education Certificate

The College of Education offers a four-course sequence that leads to a certificate in STEAM education. The program is offered online and helps educators who seek to incorporate STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) teaching into their curriculum. With this certificate, teachers learn how to help students solve relevant, real-world problems using an integration of the five disciplines.


  • STEAM Instructional Design (ED 8700) second fall (eight weeks)
  • STEAM Transdisciplinary Teaching (ED 8710/8711) first spring (eight weeks)
  • STEAM Assessment (ED 8730) second summer session (four weeks)
  • STEAM Enacted and Evaluated (ED 8720/ED 8721) first fall (eight weeks)

For more information on academic terms, please visit the University Academic Calendar, at

Admissions Information

Courses must be taken in sequence (ED 8700, 8710/8711, 8730 and 8720/8721); therefore, the only entrance term for the STEAM certificate is the fall semester.

Schedule and Location

The courses will begin each fall and finish the following fall. Therefore, the certificate takes four academic semesters to complete (second fall, first spring, second summer and first fall). The courses will be taught online; however, there is a practicum requirement and therefore applicants should be currently teaching K-12, or have access to a classroom to teach in.


Tuition information can be found online at Certificates are considered ‘Education (Non-Degree Graduate)’ programs and as such fall under the tuition tier 2 (hourly) rate.

More Information

These courses can be taken as a part of the teaching and learning master’s program, or just for the certificate. Please consult with our student services coordinator, Julie Jones - - before applying for the certificate to verify seats are available.

*** We are unable to offer STEAM certificate-only seats for fall 2018 entrance. We will offer a certificate-only cohort for fall 2019 entrance. Applications for fall 2019 entrance will be accepted beginning  fall 2018.

Also see STEAM at Clemson or visit the Graduate School for more information on the master's program.
For enrollment instructions, view Steps to Enroll.

For more information, contact:
Cassie Quigley, Assistant Professor of Science Education,