Earn a 5-course STEM Certificate as part of a low-cost Master's Degree.
Join educators from across the globe and earn a prestigious, 5-course, Endeavor Leadership (or Research) Certificate in STEM Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and at the same time earn a Master's Degree from one of Endeavor's low-cost, regionally-accredited university partners.
Take courses offered by both Endeavor (on the internet & phone or headset at the same time) and a partner university of your choice. Endeavor instructors are affiliated with Teachers College, Columbia University. The remaining courses are taught by Endeavor's partner graduate schools of education, 100% online. NASA scientists and content experts participate in live sessions.
In addition, you will earn a Leadership or Research Award on your certificate.
Full-time educators register for two (2) classes per semester including Fall, Winter/Spring, and Summer. Take one Endeavor course, and one course from the degree-granting institution. If you take a sabbatical from the classroom, you may register for three or four courses per semester. Like all graduate courses, Endeavor courses require diligence. For each, students must attend the associated live meetings online (~5 sessions per course). The self-paced work is derived from each individual's classroom practice or implementation. This includes a combination of content and education-based assignments. The remaining degree-granting institution's courses are asynchronous; students work at their own pace.
The Joint Master's Degree Option between Endeavor and degree-granting partners has two tracks. Endeavor proudly offers a beginner track, often for elementary generalists, or an advanced track for experienced content experts or other K-12 STEM educators.
The program is appropriate for a wide audience of formal educators (e.g., elementary generalists, middle or high school science or math content experts, technology educators, special educators, coordinators).
Master's Degree students often take one course from Endeavor and one course from the degree-granting institution each semester. Methods of STEM Education is the first Endeavor course. Next, students select three electives that will suit varied and wide individual interests. Finally, students take Action Research in the STEM Classroom or STEM Leadership Seminar, as the fifth course. This results in the Research or Leadership Award and meets the Endeavor Certificate requirement.
As an option, Endeavor courses may be completed while seeking National Board Certification with Endeavor. All of the portfolio requirements for becoming nationally board certified can be met with the Endeavor coursework, exclusively. Endeavor's Candidate Support Providers, trained by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, guide you through the process.
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Endeavor courses prepare educators effectively to integrate and teach STEM content and achieve results with their students. Each teacher enrolled in the Master's Degree Program is offered a mentor to develop an individual plan for his/her work that includes implementing best practices of STEM Education. Each participant in the program will implement either his/her own STEM Leadership project to share his/her knowledge in STEM with colleagues or Action Research study to examine the effectiveness of materials and strategies. The ultimate goal of Endeavor is for educators to become accomplished and to enact change in their classroom, school, and school district.
The special Endeavor Online Community is a meaningful and interactive vehicle from which participants will gain insights and knowledge over many years. Endeavor contributes to literature in STEM Education; is on the forefront of research; and is the most practical way for educators to be successful with integrated STEM learning in his/her classrooms.
For as low as $13,632, you may earn a regionally-accredited Master's Degree. Financial Aid is available, including TEACH Grants of up to $4,000 per year, and Public Service Loan Forgiveness Programs, which, for qualified applicants, could forgive the entire loan.