Integrated STEM Instructional Leadership (PreK-6) Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Are you are an educator who serves students in grades PreK-6? Are you energized by the idea of integrated Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (iSTEM) education? Do you want to affect change not only in your classroom, but also in your school, your school system, and beyond? If so, this 18-credit program is an excellent choice for you!

Standards-Based, Engaging and Relevant

The program engages its participants in instruction that supports state standards relevant to integrated STEM (iSTEM) and individual STEM subject areas. It is inquiry-, problem-, and project-based; highly collaborative and interactive; and connected to the schools and school systems in which the participants work.

Real Outcomes

Program graduates will become experts in STEM subject content and practices, apply innovative iSTEM instructional approaches, and help students enact iSTEM skills and habits of mind. This program is for you if you want to be able to:

  • evaluate the quality of an existing STEM or iSTEM lesson or unit as you consider it for your classroom, school or school system
  • create a standards-based iSTEM lesson or unit
  • enhance a STEM or iSTEM lesson or unit that your school system already uses or that is commercially available
  • teach iSTEM lessons or units to PreK-6 students in a deeply engaging and rigorous way
  • provide professional learning experiences to other teachers or administrators about engaging students and educators in meaningful iSTEM learning experiences


The Integrated STEM Instructional Leadership (PreK-6) PBC Program has been approved by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) for those seeking the Instructional Leader: STEM (Grades PreK–6) endorsement.

Degree Requirements

This program requires 18 units of coursework. View certificate requirements in the Graduate Catalog.

For information on program costs, related careers, and graduation and median loan debt data, please see the Federal Gainful Employment Program Disclosure Data.

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Exceptional Faculty

Talented program faculty draw from their collective experiences in science, mathematics, and engineering education, teacher professional development, and instructional leadership. They are from the departments of: physics, astronomy and geosciences, biological sciences, mathematics, and instructional leadership and professional development.