Post-Graduate Certificate in STEM Leadership
The STEM Leadership Certificate is a 12-credit graduate professional certificate designed for teachers. The purpose of this program is to strengthen the knowledge and skills required for effective teaching with an infusion of STEM Education. STEM is a burgeoning, integrated subject-area, which PK-12 teachers of all content-areas and grade levels may tap into to appropriately prepare students to be 21st century learners and professionals.
The program includes instruction in leadership skills with the goal of enabling completers of this certificate to become literacy or STEM leaders among their colleagues in the districts and schools where they teach. The program stresses the importance of seeking out, understanding, and applying STEM pedagogy and curriculum integration, with the fundamental goal of improving instruction for all students. Through the program, certified teachers are also provided with a pathway to the #047 Technology Education cross-endorsement.
What Makes Post-Graduate Certificate in STEM Leadership at Albertus Different?
- Hands-on, experiential learning
- Interdisciplinary perspectives
- Emphasis on collaborative work
- Personally invested professors
- Small class sizes
- Innovative, well-rounded programs
- Resources and opportunities for research
- Lively extracurricular activities
- Campus-wide events
- Service and community engagement
- Active career counseling
- Opportunity-building networks
- Access to internships and professional experiences
The Albertus Post-Graduate Certificate in STEM Leadership Degree Program
Fully Online Program Format
Classes are offered in an accelerated degree format, which consists of five, eight-week modules during the calendar year. All classes are fully online.
Meet Christopher Stone
“At the core of the Albertus Magnus College M.S. Ed program, is creating STEM proficient PreK-12 educators through highly engaging learning experiences for all educators with an emphasis on recruiting, and retaining, educators from diverse backgrounds. Through our program, we aim to strengthen STEM educational partnerships through local educators and their school districts.”
The Albertus Post-Graduate Certificate in STEM Leadership Faculty
Donna V. Pallanti, M.A., C.A.S.
Lecturer of English and Education
Pathway to the #047 Technology Education Cross-endorsement
Through the program, certified teachers are also provided with a pathway to the #047 Technology Education cross-endorsement.
Where Will Your Post-Graduate Certificate in STEM Leadership Degree take You?
Possible career paths with a Certificate in Post-Graduate Certificate in STEM Leadership include:
Post-Graduate Certificate in STEM Leadership Courses
Upon completing the STEM Leadership Certificate, students will:
- Know and discuss STEM educational matters within an ethical framework.
- Acquire skills needed to teach STEM concepts effectively.
- Demonstrate the pedagogical skills necessary for leading students to the awareness that all STEM content areas are connected and interdependent.
- Demonstrate the ability to collect and analyze assessment data for the purpose of informing student learning.
- Master the ability to recognize differences among students, including learning and cultural differences, and utilize STEM to enable all students to learn.
- Demonstrate skills necessary for leading others to effective STEM curriculum development and application.
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Post-Graduate Certificate in STEM Leadership Admission Requirements
To be admitted to the Post-Graduate Certificate in STEM Leadership program, applicants must submit the following:
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
- Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7.
- Demonstration of strong written and oral communication skills.
- Personal interview.
- Proficiency in the business application of personal computers.
- Valid Connecticut teaching certificate or eligibility for Connecticut teacher certification. (Applicants who are not certified may request a waiver indicating reasons for the request.)
- For non-native English-speakers, a minimum score of 550 paper-based, 80 internet-based, or 213 computer-based on the Test of English as a Foreign Language .
- Proof of immunization in accordance with Connecticut state requirements.
- Applicants intending to use VA benefits submit a copy of their certificate of eligibility to a school certifying official.
- The applicant must submit:
- Official transcripts from all regionally accredited degree-granting institutions attended.
- An essay (of 500-600 words, double-spaced) on their professional career interests, reasons for entering the program and expectations of the program. See the application for specific instructions.
- Three letters of recommendation, including a character reference, and at least one academic reference. (If currently teaching, a reference from a supervising administrator is encouraged.)
- Resume or C.V.
July 15 for Fall acceptance. After July 15, applications will be considered for Spring semester admission on an individual basis.
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The Albertus Post-Graduate Certificate in STEM Leadership Degree Mission Statement
The mission of the Education Programs at Albertus Magnus College takes direction from
the mission of the College, itself. Grounded in the Dominican tradition of seeking
truth in all its dimensions, and with its demonstrated history of educating students
in liberal studies, Albertus Magnus College welcomes its responsibility to society
to prepare educators who are competent in their fields, skilled in the use of contemporary
strategies and techniques, and humane in meeting the needs of their students. Thus,
the mission of the education programs within the college is to foster a commitment
on the part of its candidates to teach succeeding generations.
The vision is that graduates of the programs of education at Albertus Magnus College will do this by: establishing communities of learning such as those in which they, themselves, have been educated; acquiring the skills and strategies to excite in their students the love for learning that they inevitably must have themselves; and embracing the need to be life-long learners.