Elementary Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics (STEM) Education, Certificate

Program Directors: Kristy Calo, Ph.D. calo@hood.edu; 301-696-3463 and Rebecca Grove, Ph.D. grove@hood.edu; 301-696-3172

The Hood College Certificate in Elementary Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics (STEM) Education consists of 15 credits and is intended for currently certified elementary teachers interested in developing a special expertise in the area of STEM education and teaching.

Application Requirements

Submit one official transcript reflecting the highest degree conferred. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview with the program director of Curriculum and Instruction or the program coordinator in the Concentration area. Program expectations and requirements are explained to the applicant at this time. In addition, applicants must produce an acceptable writing sample during the interview process.

Requirements for the Certificate (15 credits):


EDUC 502Technology for Literacy,Leadership & Learning


EDUC 540Modern Science Methods


EDUC 545Modern Mathematics Methods


EDUC 553Foundations of Elementary STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics) Education


EDUC 597STSTEM Capstone Activity


Alternate methods courses may be substituted for EDUC 540 and EDUC 545 with program director approval.