The Graduate Certificate of STEMM Teaching is designed to enhance students’ content knowledge in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.

This certificate is also designed to use best pedagogical practices for teaching K-12 STEMM lessons, and to successfully integrate the STEMM disciplines into lessons and units. While the Graduate Certificate of STEMM Teaching is a "stand alone" certificate that does not lead to a state endorsement, it creates an opportunity for graduate students to learn about STEMM for those who teach in schools, work in other areas of education such as museums, or provide outreach to K-12 students.

Holders of the certificate may become leaders in their schools or school districts in adopting STEMM programs or may serve as a resource for other teachers who wish to integrate STEMM activities into the curricula.

The UM-Dearborn certificate requires students to elect 12-13 hours of graduate level credits. Students will have several options depending on their science and mathematics background.

Certificate goals

The UM-Dearborn Graduate Certificate of STEMM Teaching has the following goals for students in the program. Students will be:

  1. Knowledgeable in the content, skills and practices of the STEMM disciplines.
  2. Knowledgeable in the use of pedagogy to integrate the STEMM disciplines into effective lessons and units for K-8 (Track I) or 6-12 (Track II).

Eligibility & how to apply

  • For current students
  • For new students not enrolled in a UM-Dearborn degree program: 
    • Submit Online Application
    • Requires proof of previous earned undergraduate degree
    • Minimum overall 3.0 GPA

Certificate completion

In order to receive your certificate, you need to complete a Certificate Completion Application.  The application should be submitted at the beginning of the term in which you expect to complete your certificate requirements.  Certificates are awarded three times a year and distributed by mail.  The Certificate Completion Application must be submitted on or before the last day of classes in order to be processed within the term in which it is submitted.  Students completing a certificate only are not allowed to participate in Commencement.

College of Education, Health, and Human Services

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