STEM Education and Emerging Technologies, Advanced Certificate

Students may begin this 12-credit certificate in the fall or spring terms. The required courses and suggested sequence are as follows:

EDET 6005Learning with Emerging Technologies: Theory & Practice3
EDET 6125Developing an Integrated Immersive STEM Learning Environment3
EDET 6150STEM Tools Devices & Simulations3
Choose One (3 credits):3
Assessing Learning in Digital Environments
Evaluation Assessment and Data Driven Learning Design
Total Credits12

Upon completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Have an enhanced understanding of and integration among the many emerging and existing technologies and devices that can acquire data, information, images, ideas, and interactions and can present an increased ability to share this knowledge and information with learners, employees, students, clients, patients, museum visitors, other STEM developers and professional networks.
  • Produce a conceptual, educational and psychological framework for learning, particularly when STEM topics are integrated with 21st century skills, technologies and collaborations.
  • Understand the ways to assess the learning of individual “students” (students, clients, etc. of the participant) to improve their understanding within a technology-facilitated STEM learning environment and of the analytics and evidence necessary to evaluate program performance within the larger instructional framework.
  • Enhance the knowledge-base within this emerging field of study and to develop professional relationships that can continue beyond the certificate courses.
  • Identify and incorporate digital tools that address needs of diverse learners, especially those with disabilities.