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  • STEM Education Advanced Certificate

    Explore Mercy's Advanced Certificate in STEM Education
    Become specialized in this in-demand field.
    Program:
    Certificate
    School:
    School of Education
    Location:
    Dobbs Ferry
    Credits:
    18

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STEM Education Advanced Certificate Curriculum

Total of six courses are to be taken at Mercy College.

STEM Education Certificate 18 Credits
Total 18 Credits

STEM Education Certificate

  • MTHE 542 Enhancing Mathematics with STEM
  • SCIE 553 Engineering for the Classroom
  • MTHE 543 Programming and Robotics in the Classroom
  • SCIE 554 Leadership in STEM

Pick Two:

Students will have a choice based on their needs and interests, of two of the following

  • EDUC 554 Science for Early Childhood and Childhood
  • EDUC 553 Mathematics for Early Childhood and Childhood
  • EDUC 646 Advanced Mathematics and Science in Elementary and Early Childhood
  • SCIE 556 Oceanography
  • SCIE 555 Forensics
  • SCIE 557 Bioengineering
  • SCIE 558 Physical Science
  • MTHE 535 Problem Solving in Mathematics
  • MTHE 536 History of Mathematics for Secondary Teachers of Mathematics
Can I transfer credits in from another program to satisfy the requirements for this program?
No, all courses for this certificate must be taken at Mercy College. Mercy College graduates of the School of Education usually have taken two of the courses in the program.
Will this advance certificate lead to certification or provide an additional certification?
No, this is an add-on designation for New York State teachers. It shows coursework taken to develop expertise in the area of STEM pedagogy. New York State currently does not certify teachers in STEM.
Meghan Marrero Professor, Secondary Education
Amanda Gunning Associate Professor, Secondary Science Education
Elena Nitecki Associate Professor, Childhood Education

STEM Education Advanced Certificate Overview

Six Graduate Courses to your Specialization in STEM Education!

The 18-credit Advanced Certificate in STEM Education provides an opportunity for practicing teachers to return to school for specialized training in STEM pedagogy and resources.

The program is open to K-12 teachers of science, technology, engineering and/or math. For elementary teachers, no subject specialization is required, but experience teaching one or more of the aforementioned subjects is preferred.

Elementary teachers will also take specific courses in math and science methods for K-6 students. Candidates will participate in the capstone leadership course designed to support increasing STEM education for all students within their schools.

STEM Education Advanced Certificate FAQS

Can I transfer credits in from another program to satisfy the requirements for this program?
No, all courses for this certificate must be taken at Mercy College. Mercy College graduates of the School of Education usually have taken two of the courses in the program.
Will this advance certificate lead to certification or provide an additional certification?
No, this is an add-on designation for New York State teachers. It shows coursework taken to develop expertise in the area of STEM pedagogy. New York State currently does not certify teachers in STEM.
Program Eligibility
  • Elementary school teachers (K-12) with either 2 years experience or a master's degree
  • Secondary school teachers (7-12) with either 2 years experience in science, technology, engineering or math or a master's degree

No master's degree is required if you have requisite experience. 

Mercy College Grads:

Mercy grads only need 4 courses to complete certificate. 

The Advanced Certificate in STEM Education is a non-certification program composed of courses that are also part of our master’s programs in early childhood, childhood, and adolescence education. Some of the courses that count toward the certificate also count for the master’s degree in these areas.

Candidates who complete the Advanced STEM Certificate may transfer credits to any of these MS programs to obtain initial (if already a non-certified practicing teacher, in a private school, for example) or professional teacher certification (if already a certified teacher). Similarly, Mercy College alumni are able to utilize some of their previous coursework toward this new certificate.