The certificate aligns closely with the Masters in Education concentrations in Secondary Teaching, Occupational Education, and Elementary Education. A student who wishes to pursue an ETSU master’s degree in education concurrently with the certificate must also apply and be admitted to the degree program. A student who completes the Certificate in STEM K-12 Education and later wishes to pursue a concentration Secondary Education or Occupational Education may apply up to 15 credits upon approval from the graduate coordinator and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies. A student who completes the Certificate in STEM K-12 Education and later wishes to pursue a concentration in Elementary Education may apply up to 6 credit hours upon approval from the graduate coordinator. All credit hours must meet GPA requirements and must be within the six-year matriculation limit.
In addition to the requirements of the School of Graduate Studies:
A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Submission of a 2-page essay outlining past experience with STEM education and goals beyond achieving the certificate in STEM PreK-12 Education.