The Certificate of Achievement in STEAM Instructional Leadership is designed for students working in or planning for a career in K-12 education, extracurricular programs, or STEAM outreach in for-profit and non-profit organizations. The program provides 12 units of instruction and support for the integration of STEAM throughout curriculum in a culturally responsive manner. Courses will focus on technology integration into STEAM lessons, evaluating instructional programs, and data analysis tools. Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to develop and support STEAM initiatives in their districts, schools, counties, and communities as well as provide relevant workshops and courses in STEAM instruction.≈xzdzdfx≈çdrtxdfxf
In the first year, there are projected to be 30 students who complete the certificate. After the first year, there will be two cohorts of 30 students. After five years, approximately 270 students will have completed the program. This projection is based on data from student participation in the Krause Center for Innovation’s FAME and EMPowered programs over the past decade.
Program Learning Outcomes:
● Students will be able to integrate multiple STEAM disciplines into their curriculum.
● Students will be able to teach STEAM using culturally responsive practices that will support a diverse body of teachers and students.
● Students will be able to identify emerging STEAM fields that will influence instruction and workforce development.
● Students will be able to facilitate professional development for their peers/staff to incorporate STEAM into all subject areas.
● Students will be able to influence curriculum decisions around STEAM based on best practices and high content knowledge.
● Students will be able to facilitate interactions and collaboration to build a community that fosters active learning.
● Students will be able to identify technology that will facilitate the learning of STEAM in engaging and meaningful ways.
● Students will be able to curate and create STEAM instructional materials, tools, strategies, and resources to engage all learners and ensure achievement of academic goals.
What knowledge and skills will students acquire as part of their participation in the program?
The Certificate of Achievement in STEAM Instruction Leadership is designed for pre-service teachers and educators at any level who want to grow as STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) leaders in their schools, districts, and/or counties. The focus of the program will be on interdisciplinary science, technology, engineering, and math topics that will provide participants with an opportunity to integrate those disciplines into all of their curriculum. The program will also focus on best practices to create a diverse workforce with materials that are culturally relevant to all participants. Skills learned include the ability to identify topics that can be interwoven into multiple subjects including but not limited to foreign language, English and language arts, social sciences, history, business, math, computer science, engineering, and science. Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to support any and all STEAM initiatives in their districts, schools, or counties as well as provide relevant workshops and courses in STEAM instruction.
Students are required to take 9 core quarter units and select 3 elective units.
|Core Courses(9 units)||LINC 53||Integrating Technology Into Mathematics||1||Year 1, Fall|
|LINC 91A||Introduction to Assessing Instructional Technology||3||Year 1, Fall|
|LINC 88||Introduction to Computer Operating Systems||4||Year 1, Winter|
|LINC 63||Cloud-based Data Analysis Tools||1||Year 1, Spring|
|Restricted Electives(3 units)||LINC 78A||Computational Thinking for Educators||2||Year 1 Fall|
|LINC 91B||Evaluating Technology-based Learning Outcomes||3||Year 1, Spring|
|LINC 91C||Evaluating Instructional Programs||3||Year 1, Spring|
|LINC 98A||Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age I||0.5||Year 1, Fall|
|LINC 98B||Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age II||0.5||Year 1, Winter|
|LINC 50A||Technology in the K-12 Classroom II||0.5||Year 1, Winter|
|LINC 50B||Technology in the K-12 Classroom III||0.5||Year 1, Spring|
|LINC 53B||Integrating Technology Into Mathematics Grades 6-8||0.5||Year 1, Fall|
|LINC 96B||Handheld Digital Media Devices I||0.5||Year 1, Fall|
|LINC 79||Multimedia Project|