In the College of Education, Health, and Human Services, the two departments of Education and Health and Human Services have joined together to include medicine with the traditional disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to provide opportunities for students to further their knowledge and skills in STEM2. Students may choose from three different STEM2 certificate programs to meet their career needs.
STEM2: A Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Certificate: Students selecting this certificate will be well prepared to work for industrial firms that perform outreach activities with K-12 schools. They would also be ideal candidates for employment by museums of science and/or industry which seek employees who can work with K-12 students by leading activities or by designing interactive exhibits exploring the intersections of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.
Certificate of K-8 STEM2 Teaching: The Michigan Department of Education has designated both science and mathematics as two areas that are “high need content areas” in order to encourage future teachers to focus on these areas of greatest need. The Certificate of K-8 STEM2 Teaching will prepare students for implementing the Next Generation Science Standards which have a focus on the integration of engineering within the science curriculum.
Graduate Certificate of STEM2 Teaching: Holders of the certificate may become leaders in their schools or school districts in adopting STEM2 programs or may serve as a consultant for other teachers who wish to integrate STEM2 activities into the K-12 school curricula.