STEM Letter of Endorsement

The need for effective STEM education has never been greater. STEM, or applying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics practices to solve real-world problems, has expanded from an industry-driven idea to the foundation of teaching and learning in schools across the country.

Program Snapshot

Program Type Format Credit Hours
Letter of Endorsement Online 12

Why Study STEM at Wilkes?

Through inquiry and explorations, students learn content while developing the problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills needed in all career paths in the future. Help your students thrive as you develop your STEM instructional practice. Enroll in the Wilkes University and Discovery Education STEM letter of endorsement program.


Approved by the Pennsylvania Dept. of Education, this 12-credit program provides the tools teachers need to plan, design and incorporate STEM strategies into everyday learning. Upon successful completion, Pennsylvania educators can apply to add the STEM endorsement to their teaching certificate.

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What Will You Learn as a STEM Student?

  • You’ll grow your understanding around STEM instruction and leadership.
  • You’ll create and implement STEM activities in your classroom, develop STEM lessons, and integrate authentic assessment strategies into your practice.
  • You'll also discover how to develop a culture of STEM in your school that can support better learning outcomes.

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Program Highlights

Innovative Program

Wilkes offers the only endorsement program coupling academic excellence from a recognized university with Discovery Education's proven expertise in STEM and digital resource integration. Course designers and faculty members have designed a curriculum that is both relevant and practical, allowing for immediate career application.

Convenient Online Learning

The 12-credit, four-course program is offered in a convenient online format. Courses are held in accelerated, seven-week sessions, meaning you can complete the letter of endorsement program in about eight months, all while focusing on one course at a time.

Hands-On Learning

Work with a supportive mentor who will help you implement STEM teaching, learning and outreach in your district. Field experiences take place at a school near you – no travel to campus required.

 

Tuition & Aid

Graduate education tuition for the 2021-22 academic year is $522 per credit, or $1,566 per course. Deferment is available for employers who reimburse tuition and financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Careers & Outcomes

Graduates of our program achieve success as STEM leaders within their districts, helping to improve curriculum or implement innovative practices into their classrooms. Outside of teaching, graduates with advanced degrees and a STEM letter of endorsement can explore paths in academic publishing and assessment, helping to write and develop STEM activities for students.

Job Titles: STEM Coordinator, STEM Leader, STEM Specialist, STEM Education Writer, Educational Consultant

Instructional Media MS

Courses in the STEM program can be applied to the online master's degree in Instructional Media. This 30-credit degree prepares teachers to engage today's students through digital media and education technology. Become a specialist who can effectively blend academic rigor with the latest technology, from video to Web 2.0 to virtual field trips. The degree is a joint effort of Wilkes and Discovery Education.

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