Certificate of Graduate Studies in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)

School of Education

The Certificate of Graduate Studies in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) equips K-6 teachers to improve STEM literacy among elementary students and keep them engaged in the skills and careers associated with the STEM fields. The blended on-campus/online format allows working educational professionals the flexibility to successfully complete coursework while working full- or part-time.

  • Complete 10 credit hours at the master's level.
  • Gain insight and confidence in how to effectively incorporate STEM instruction into the classroom.
  • Design integrated curriculum using effective instructional strategies that promote critical thinking and creative solutions for real-world challenges.

This certificate may help advance your career in teaching and administration by equipping you as an expert in your field.


Online

SESSION START:

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 10

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2018-2019 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester 2 weeks prior to the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

Session

Semester Check-In

Session Start Date

Session A

Wednesday, August 15

Monday, August 27

Session M

Wednesday, September 12

Monday, September 24

Session B

Wednesday, October 17

Monday, October 29

Session C

Wednesday, January 2

Monday, January 14

Session T

Wednesday, January 30

Monday, February 11

Session D

Wednesday, March 6

Monday, March 18

Session E

Wednesday, May 1

Monday, May 13

Session F

Wednesday, June 12

Monday, June 24

 

Application Process – STEM Certificate

  1. Submit your online application. Please apply for Graduate level, then choose Virginia Beach Campus, Desired Program: Certificate of Graduate Studies in Education, Major: STEM Certificate. Indicate the term you want to begin the course and Part-time.

  2. Pay your $25 application fee during the application process.

  3. Bachelor's Transcript - We are excited to offer you the service of requesting transcripts on your behalf using our Transcript Request Form.

  4. Complete your admissions questionnaire. In lieu of the previously required writing sample, please complete a brief admissions questionnaire based on your professional goals and interests. This should only take a few minutes to complete but please answer the questions completely and thoughtfully. This gives us a better opportunity to get to know you and align your objects with our programs. Once completed, it will be sent directly to an enrollment counselor who will be in touch with you right away to help complete the rest of your application.

Tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year is:

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour
Certificate Program $200 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)

 

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students) $550
Library Orientation $50 (one-time fee)
Blackboard Orientation $50 (one-time fee)

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Estimated Cost of Attendance: View the estimated cost of attendance to see an example of the total cost of tuition and fees.

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Certificate of Graduate Studies in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)