Ed Bengtson
Department Head, Curriculum and Instruction
216 Peabody Hall
Email: egbengts@uark.edu

Mike Daugherty
Program Coordinator
216 Peabody Hall
Email: mkd03@uark.edu

STEM Education Website

Graduate Certificate in STEM Education for K-6:

Required courses:

STEM 5033Introduction to STEM Education3
STEM 5023Creativity and Innovation in STEM3
CIED 5032Curriculum Design Concepts for Teachers2
STEM 5203Problem-Based Mathematics3
STEM 5213Teaching Problem-Based Science in the Elementary Grades3
Total Hours14

STEM Education for K-6 Graduate Certificate program affords undergraduate students in the Childhood Education B.S.E. and Elementary Education B.S.E. programs the opportunity to complete up to 6 credit hours (STEM 5033 and STEM 5023) of graduate coursework while enrolled at the undergraduate level. After graduating with their undergraduate degree, students who meet all Graduate School requirements for admission can complete the remaining STEM Graduate Certificate program requirements. If you are interested in this option, please check with the STEM Graduate Certificate program coordinator. 

In addition to the required courses, students will maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA; pass Praxis II; complete a year-long internship placement in a local school; and complete an action-research project.