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Graduate Certificate in ISTEM Education

The goals of the graduate certificate in ISTEM Education are twofold: to provide graduate students with a comprehensive educational foundation to understand local and global STEM issues, and to support them in acquiring the analytic skills needed to effectively implement appropriate instructional strategies for varying audiences.

Admission & Application Requirements

Applications are submitted through the UTSA Graduate Application. Please upload all required documents (listed below) on your UTSA Graduate Application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure completion and submission of the application, a nonrefundable application fee, and all required supporting documents are on file with UTSA by the appropriate application deadline.

ISTEM Education (CERT)
  Required Degree Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or have proof of equivalent training at a foreign institution
  Minimum GPA 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) departments may consider GPA of last 60 semester credit hours
  Coursework 18 credit hours in an area related to this graduate degree and at least 12 hours must be at the upper-division level
  Transcripts* Required from all institutions attended; international transcripts must be recorded/translated to English
  Credential Evaluation Required if you have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions, submit an evaluation of your transcripts from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) directly from the graduate admission application platform
  TOEFL/IELTS Score 562 TOEFL Paper / 84 TOEFL Internet / 7 IELTS scores for International applicants (exempt countries)
*Unofficial transcripts will be taken into consideration for admissions; however if admitted into the program, you must submit official transcripts to the University.
Apply for Spring/Summer 2023 Apply for Fall 2023 or Spring/Summer 2024

Admission Deadlines

Applicants are encouraged to have their admission file completed as early as possible. All applications, required documents and letters of recommendation if applicable must be submitted by 5:00 PM U.S. Central Time on the day of the deadline. Deadlines are subject to change.

ISTEM Education (CERT)
Completed applications will be reviewed for admission on rolling basis. Decisions generally will be made and sent to applicants within 4 to 6 weeks of receiving the application.
  Fall Spring Summer
International June 1 November 1 April 1
Domestic August 1 December 1 May 1

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This certificate includes approaches that explore teaching and learning between/among any two or more of the STEM subject areas, and/or between STEM subjects and one or more other academic subjects. Students in this program will encounter an integrated approach to a body of knowledge for current STEM educators, introducing them to the foundations, pedagogies, curriculum, research, and contemporary issues of each of the STEM disciplines as well as posing new integrative ideas, approaches, and instructional materials.

To meet the curricular requirements for the Graduate Certificate in ISTEM Education, students must complete 12-semester-credit-hours with a grade point average of 3.0 or above from the following courses:

  • CI 6613 – Nature and Meaning of Interdisciplinary STEM Education
  • CI 6623 – Inquiry in Interdisciplinary STEM Education
  • CI 6633 – Equity, Agency, and Participation in Interdisciplinary STEM Education
  • CI 6643 – Assessment in Interdisciplinary STEM Education
  • CI 6913 – Advanced Topics in Interdisciplinary STEM Education
  • CI 6963 – Interdisciplinary STEM Education Trends and Issues

Student Development Specialist

Molly Miller

210-458-7673

molly.miller@utsa.edu