Graduate Certificate in STEM Teaching

Promote Growth in STEM Education

The GW Graduate Certificate in STEM Teaching provides licensed K-12 educators with an opportunity to expand their skills and methods for engaging students in rich, powerful STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) learning experiences. The 12-credit hour certificate focuses on topics of importance to local teachers and districts and also reflect key components of the CCSM and NGSS, including mathematics, science, and engineering practices.


The GW Advantage

Combine GW certificates and courses to create a program that's tailored to your vision. Earn this graduate certificate now, and continue on or return later to fold it into a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction.* You can transfer all 12 credit hours toward the master's degree.

*All requirements must be met and student accepted to the master's program





 Program at a Glance


Graduate Certificate in STEM Master Teacher


Curriculum and Pedagogy

Course Delivery:

Main Campus

Program Entry:

Spring, Summer, Fall

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 12 credits, including 9 credits in required courses and one 3-credit elective course.
CPED 6701 Arts in the STEM Curriculum
CPED 6702 Integrating Engineering in the Math and Science Classroom
CPED 6703 Advanced STEM Teaching Methods
Elective (Choose one of the following)
CPED 6367 Perspectives and Research in Teaching Science
CPED 6370 Perspectives and Research in Teaching Mathematics
CPED 6370 Supervising Preservice Clinical Experience



 Apply Now

The GC in STEM Teaching program is not currently accepting applications. For more information or to inquire about similar programs, contact the GSEHD Admissions Team at or 202-994-9283.

To be considered for admission, applicants must submit the online application form as well as the following required supporting documents. There is no application fee.

  • Prerequisite: Bachelor's Degree
  • Resume
  • Transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Two Letters of Recommendation

*Additional application requirements may exist for international applicants.

View more details about requirements     



 Tuition & Financial Aid


We know embarking upon graduate school is a big decision - due in part to the costs of attending. At GW, we understand the time and thought behind making graduate school work for you. Please take a moment to learn more about the options and opportunities available to help fund your graduate education.

Learn more about scholarships, grants & financial aid  

Graduate tuition is charged per credit hour, unless otherwise noted. Rates vary by program and location.

The tuition rate* for the Graduate Certificate in STEM Master Teaching program is $1,230 per credit hour. This program requires 12 credits.

Please note: Additional fees may apply for international students, late fees, etc. Current tuition rates may be updated during the year.

*Summer 2024, Fall 2024, Spring 2025

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STEM Teaching Faculty 

Dr. Jonathon Grooms

Associate Professor, Curriculum and Pedagogy; Co-Director, GWTeach

(202) 994-2007
Dr. Curtis Pyke

Department Chair and Associate Professor, Curriculum and Pedagogy

(202) 994-4516