Grove City’s STEM Endorsement Benefits Teachers
GROVE CITY, Pa. — A 12-credit STEM endorsement program offered by Grove City College is designed to improve educators’ teaching skills, knowledge and ability to integrate complex science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts into the classroom.
The online program consists of four ACT 48-eligible courses. It is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and is open to post-baccalaureate students with a minimum 3.0 college QPA who are Pennsylvania-certified Level I or Level II teachers.
According to the college, courses explore “pedagogy and learning while cultivating mastery and professionalism.” Students who enroll in spring 2021 can have their Pennsylvania STEM endorsement completed by the end of summer.
“The courses are designed to spiral the student up through learning and teaching elementary, middle and secondary students,” says Samantha Fecich, assistant professor of education and instructional technologist. “We end with a capstone project that teachers can use alongside her current teaching position. The tools and strategies used are ones that you can put into practice and projects are developed with the working teacher in mind.”
The program includes field experiences in a range of classroom settings, and the course sequence follows the developmental arc of students of all grades.
“I love how the Grove City College STEM Endorsement program gives me the personalized focus I need to further my career,” said Eric Fogle, a teacher enrolled in the program. “Each course forces me to focus on STEM within different age-levels, which helps me see the much bigger picture of STEM education as a whole.”
For more information, including costs and registration instructions, visit the program page at www.gcc.edu, complete this form or contact the Office of Admissions at Grove City College at [email protected] or 724-458-2100.
Source: Grove City College news.
Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.