Leadership in Elementary Science Teaching Graduate Certificate

The Program

This 4 course certificate for elementary and middle school teachers concentrates on the nature of science, science content, and science teaching.

  • Earn Act 48 credit knowing that most courses apply towards a master's degree or certification

The Curriculum 

To access graduate course schedules:
http://schedule.psu.edu/search.cfm

Course # Course Name

Summer
2012 Schedule

Fall
2012  Schedule
Science Content    
Science Teaching (choose 2 courses)    
SCIED 597 Special Topics:  Astrobiology for Everyone
Summer - 50% online
Summer 2012 N/A
SCIED 597 Special Topics: Food Science for Teachers N/A N/A
SCIED 597 Special Topics: Strategies for Teaching and Assessment N/A  Fall 2012
SCIED 597 Computer Tools for Inquiry-based Science Teaching N/A  N/A 
SCIED 597 Science Education Curriculum N/A N/A
Research (choose 1 course)    
CI 400  Introduction to Research Literature
Summer - 80% online
Summer 2012  N/A
CI 501 Teaching as Inquiry N/A N/A

Getting Started

  • Courses are offered year-round in the evenings and on Saturdays. Two courses are generally offered per semester, allowing you to complete the entire certificate program in one year.

  • For information on how to apply, click here.

You may request a Graduate Certificate after completing the requirements with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Graduate Degree Options

Check with an academic adviser to see how these courses may apply toward an M.Ed. in Science Education or an M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership.

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