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
Assistant Professor
(202) 994-2007
Associate Professor
(202) 994-4516


    Prerequisites: Bachelors Degree
    Campus: Main Campus

Application Requirements

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

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

We encourage you to apply as early as possible for the next available start term. Please contact the admissions team with any questions.

Transformation Begins Here

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

In the News

Dr. Tiffany Sikorski is part of a cross-school team that was just awarded a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for the project, Service Learning Projects to Improve Engineering Students' Civic Engagement and Capacity for Innovation. The project will mentor students in civic responsibility, empathy, and social innovation as part of their learning to be future engineers.

Dr. Jonathon Grooms was mentioned in the GW Today article, "Nomination Process Opens for Second Academic Leadership Academy." Dr. Grooms was one of 16 fellows in the inaugural cohort of the George Washington University Academic Leadership Academy (GWALA) who completed their fellowships in June.

Dr. Tiffany Sikorski was quoted in the GW Today story about GSEHD's project with Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School entitled, "GW Helps Local School Develop School-Wide STEM Curriculum."

Dr. Tiffany Sikorski presented a talk at the Association for Science Teacher Education 2020 International Conference (ASTE) in San Antonio, TX entitled, "Helping students make connections in science class: Lessons learned from the TIMSS Video Study."

For more information, please request information or contact our admission office at or 202-994-9283.