Post-Secondary STEM Education

  • Programs Offered

    • Certificate
  • Delivery Options

    • On-Campus
    • Accelerated
  • Credits

    • 13 credits
  • Timeline

    • One–three semesters

Teach STEM and Build Your Hands-on Knowledge

Michigan Tech's graduate on-campus certificate in Post-secondary STEM Education prepares you for a career in the field of education and provides you with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to incorporate STEM into your classroom.

You'll get hands-on practical experience in STEM teaching, curriculum design, assessment, and/or research which makes you a more effective educator and researcher. Modeled after a “student teaching” experience, students will work closely with one or more faculty mentors to develop the skills necessary to engage in high-quality STEM education instruction or research

Who is This Certificate For?

This certificate is for qualified professionals who want to enhance their skill set and can be a foundation to continue toward a graduate degree. It is also valuable for degree-seeking students looking to develop a concentration that gives them an edge in their career path.

What You Need to Know

A graduate certificate in Post-secondary STEM Education provides you an overview of current research and issues in STEM teaching and learning. Gain knowledge of and practice in developing lessons that engage STEM students in inquiry and sense-making, and practical experience in STEM teaching, curriculum development, or research.

All students completing a practicum attend a faculty-led seminar promoting students’ reflection on the experience, focusing on connections between the work in the practicum, and research-based strategies to improve teaching and learning.


To enroll in this certificate program, a bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline is required. See complete admissions requirements.

Accelerated Option

Michigan Tech Bachelor's + 1 Semester = Accelerated Graduate Certificate

Current Michigan Tech undergraduates or recent alumni, get started right away. Our accelerated graduate certificates are a fast, affordable way to add graduate credentials to your bachelor's degree in as little as one semester. Be more marketable in your industry or prepare for your master's degree. Explore accelerated certificate options.


This graduate certificate requires a minimum of 13 total credits. Students may apply the credits earned for this certificate toward a graduate degree at Michigan Tech.


Graduate Director

Shari Stockero

Program Mission Statement

Our mission is to prepare quality educators who enrich the lives of all learners through the application of pedagogical, content, and technological knowledge, as well as their dedication to lifelong learning, reflection, leadership, and collaboration.

Application Process and Admissions Requirements

Applications are reviewed on an individual basis using a holistic approach. Fill out our free graduate application online to apply to any of our programs. Official transcripts and scores are not required for the initial application, although you will need to upload them later.

Accredited by HLC

Michigan Tech has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1928. Our Graduate School offers over 125 certificates, master's, and PhD programs to provide our students and the world with what tomorrow needs.