STEAM Education Certificate


The College of Education offers a four-course online sequence that leads to a certificate in STEAM education. The program is designed to help 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.

The STEAM certificate courses are also offered as part of our Teaching and Learning M.Ed. program. By completing six additional courses, you will gain your certificate and master’s degree. If you are interested in applying for the Teaching and Learning M.Ed. with a STEAM specialization, please visit the program’s website (


Admission to the Program
The STEAM certificate admits for the fall term only. The application deadline is August 1 or until the program is at capacity. Please email Julie Jones ( to verify the program has open seats prior to applying.

Admission requirements include the following:
A complete non-degree seeking graduate student application
Unofficial transcripts
Current resume/vita
A brief personal statement – Why STEAM?

Application Deadlines
All application materials must be submitted by the following deadlines:

  • August 1


Courses must be taken in sequence listed below:

Plan of Study:

STEAM Instructional Design - ED 8700
Focuses on STEAM instructional design for teachers, including subject-matter alignment, discipline integration, and ways to employ problem-solving skills. Emphasizes STEAM-based practices such as problem-based, inquiry-rich, authentic tasks, and ways to integrate technology across the curriculum.
STEAM Transdisciplinary Teaching - ED 8710/8711
Focuses on STEAM-based instructional approaches, including the ways in which teachers structure the classroom environment, tasks, and resources to facilitate deep learning. These instructional approaches include problem-based, student-driven, authentic tasks, and technology integration, and supports for equitable participation.
STEAM Assessment - ED 8730
Focuses on assessment practices the support learning, including the iterative process of refining instruction and evaluating learning in a real-world context using multiple forms of data. Assessment types include authentic, embedded, incorporate regular feedback, and drives adjustments to teaching.
STEAM Enacted and Evaluated - ED 8720/ED 8721
Focuses on the ways to implement the STEAM teaching beyond the classroom to create leaders in the pedagogy. Emphasizes evaluation, feedback and changes in practice, and examines and utilizes the STEAM Observation to help school teachers understand STEAM teaching and learning.

Course Schedule

The certificate takes four academic semesters to complete (fall - ED 8700, spring - ED 8710/8711, summer – ED 8730, and fall - ED 8720/8721). Each course lasts 8 weeks. For more information on academic terms, please visit the University Academic Calendar.

The courses are taught asynchronously 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.


For more information about this online certificate, please visit the certificate page or contact Julie Jones, Student Services Manager,, 864-656-5096. 


per credit hour

*Price is approximate and may not be reflective of current cost. Please check the Student Financial Services Page for the most accurate tuition rates.

Program contacts

Julie Jones