CEEMS Pathways

CEEMS PI Anant Kukreti discusses Megan Walker's Unit.

CEEMS comprises three pathways to educate in-service and pre-service teachers in engineering content and pedagogy so that they may engage their students and expose them to STEM careers:

  1. Masters in Curriculum and Instruction (CI) degree with Engineering Education (MCIEE) specialization: This pathway provides opportunities for a) pre-service teachers with a degree in math, science, or engineering to obtain an initial Ohio Adolescent to Young Adult (OAYA) teaching license and for b) in-service teachers to obtain a master’s degree with an emphasis in engineering education.
  2. Secondary Engineering Education Certificate: Teachers can enroll in a 12-credit hour graduate certificate program through the College of Engineering & Applied Science that will introduce them to the engineering design process so that they can integrate the process as well as engineering career connections into academic standards they already teach. The certificate capstone experience is divided into two parts and will provide teachers with a virtual mentor who will guide them through the process of creating an engineering design challenge based on academic standards and implementing it in their respective classrooms. Teachers can enroll in traditional, on the ground classes in Summer 2016. All classes will be online starting in Fall 2016.  
  3. Education ACCEND: In the College of Engineering and Applied Science, a new ACCEND (Accelerated Engineering Degree) program option is available, which offers students the opportunity to complete both a B.S. in an engineering major and OAYA teaching licensure plus a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction in approximately 5 years. Students would need to substitute one semester of co-op for student teaching.  Scholarships are available to offset the loss of income associated with foregoing one co-op rotation.  
  4. STEMucation Academy: Some of the best practices from the CEEMS program have been incorporated into professional development experiences for teachers. Some offerings are online; others are face to face workshops. Please check the STEMucation Academy page for upcoming opportunities. Teachers will receive contact hours, but not academic credit, for completion of the STEMucation Academy workshops.