Graduate Certificate in STEM Teaching

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.


Required Courses

  • CPED 6701 Arts in the STEM Curriculum
  • CPED 6702 Integrating Engineering in the Math and Science Classroom
  • CPED 6703 Advanced STEM Teaching Methods

Elective Courses (Choose One)

  • CPED 6367 Perspectives and Research in Teaching Science
  • CPED 6370 Perspectives and Research in Teaching Mathematics
  • CPED 8309 Supervising Preservice Clinical Experience


Grooms, Jonathon Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Pedagogy; Science
Pyke, Curtis Associate Professor, Curriculum and Pedagogy; Mathematics


  • Prerequisites: Bachelors Degree
  • Campus: Main Campus

Application Requirements

  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts (unofficial)

*Additional application requirements may exist for international applicants
For more information on any of these requirements, please visit our Admissions FAQ page.

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Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2023. We encourage you to apply as early as possible.

Application Timeline Summer Fall
Priority Deadline Nov 1 Nov 1
Round 1 Deadline Dec 15 Dec 15
Round 2 Deadline Jan 16 Jan 16
Round 3 Deadline March 1 March 1
Round 4 Deadline May 1 May 1
Round 5 Deadline N/A June 15

We encourage you to apply as early as possible. For more information or to inquire about the next admissions cycle, contact the GSEHD Admissions Team at or 202-994-9283.

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Transformation Begins Here

Learn more about the Graduate Certificate in STEM Teaching program located on campus (202-994-9283).