Advance your career by earning a Leadership Certificate in STEM Education *jointly awarded by Teacher's College, Columbia University and Endeavor, with graduate credits from a regionally accredited university partner. The program is developed for educators looking to advance STEM. Learn to integrate STEM with the support of dynamic instructors in online collaborative spaces. All coursework focuses on the meaningful use of authentic data for teaching math and science content with the purposeful use of technology and engineering design as tools for learning.
*All educators and administrators are welcome. The certificate is focused on teacher leadership, not administrative leadership.
Select from one of our university partners to review the program of study and apply.
Earn a Master's degree with a STEM focus with one of our low-cost accredited university partners, while at the same time completing requirements for the Certificate in STEM Education. All graduate credits are awarded by the degree granting institution. Master's degree candidates receive the Certificate of STEM Education with a research or leadership distinction according to the focus of their capstone course.
Endeavor welcomes individual schools and school districts to support groups of teachers in learning to integrate STEM content and practices while aligning to Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards. Each cohort builds a comprehensive plan with an Endeavor STEM teacher educator and selects coursework targeted to district goals. This includes integration of the Arts in STEAM programs. The cohort option is ideal for departments focused on collaborative professional learning or those seeking to implement cohesive department-level change.
Are you looking for award-winning professional development but not a full certificate? Enroll in one course at a reduced fee, including 3 graduate credits awarded by Adams State University. No pre-requisites required. After your first course, consider continuing the program to earn a Certificate in STEM Education.
I was wary of online courses, but the live, interactive parts of these, with professors and scientists are phenomenal. It was just like I was learning in a classroom, but I was at home.Brian Thompson, NC
The range of educational experiences are both valuable and real. The course offerings utilize the latest technologies in comprehensive STEM education. This experience with Endeavor has been the most meaningful education that I have worked at in my adult life.Mark Barone, NY
I have been teaching 25 years and this is the first time I have taken classes and been involved in an education program where I learn something new all the time. Do you know humbling a feeling that is and how inspiring it is when I put together lessons for my students?Gioya DeSouza-Fennelly, NY
I am a bit of a nerd when it comes to science, and since becoming a Fellow, folks have started to listen to my ideas. I taught a professional development class over the summer on using the NASA design challenges in the classroom, and it went over quite well. I owe the Program so much.Celena Miller, TX
I'm now referred to as the science department head-this is not true and I'm not paid any more money-but a lot of other teachers are now coming to me. The leadership aspect has really cemented what I'm doing and has created better opportunities for me, and also the math teachers—working out details, combining our lessons works out great.Christy Wood, WA