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Certificate in Engineering and Science Education

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The Department of Engineering and Science Education offers graduate students enrolled in STEM disciplines the opportunity to earn a Certificate in Engineering and Science Education. This educational experience is designed for graduate students who seek formal experience in preparation for an academic career, who wish to further their understanding of the education process in STEM disciplines, or who are interested in furthering their knowledge of discipline-based education research.

A certificate in Engineering and Science Education will equip one with the pedagogical, research, and professional skills to effectively work in higher education and related fields. Upon completion of the course requirements, students will receive an official Certificate from the Clemson University Graduate School, and a record will appear on the student's official transcripts.

The ESED Certificate gives a competitive edge by requiring students to teach and provide programming for higher education.

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The Certificate program includes a range of courses that address specific aspects of engineering and science education, including training on education research methods, exposure to current best practices in post-secondary STEM education, and practical experience in teaching engineering and science. Certificate students take 11 credit hours of coursework.

Who Can Apply?

The certificate program is open to all interested in understanding the STEM education process and/or discipline-based education research. Students currently enrolled at Clemson must be at a graduate level, those not enrolled at Clemson are encouraged to reach out to the department to find the best course of action.

Past students who have participated in the Certificate program include graduate students from many STEM disciplines, including astronomy, bioengineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, computer science, and physics.


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Please view our certificate presentation for more in-depth information.

How to Apply


For all inquiries, questions, and further information, please contact us at the following:

ESED Department
262 Sirrine Hall
Clemson, SC 29634

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