STEM Education

STEM Education Technology Education Certificate

About STEM Education Certificate

Prepare students for the future with an online STEM certificate designed for technology education professionals.

Master the art of teaching K-12 students science, technology, engineering and math with a STEM certificate from California University of Pennsylvania. This 100% online certificate program will provide you with comprehensive understanding of applied research in science, technology, engineering principles and math, as well as the integration of these disciplines into your teaching curriculum.

Gain comprehensive STEM teaching skills.

This nine-credit certificate is awarded by Cal U through its technology education program. Advanced coursework provides opportunities to:

  • Analyze existing STEM curricula.
  • Become proficient in program development, implementation and strategic management.
  • Develop curriculums in technology education and for STEM courses.
  • Complete applied research science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.

Cal U also offers a 12-credit teacher-education program leading to the Integrative STEM Education PreK-12 Endorsement awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.


Top Accreditation: Cal U's technology education program is accredited by the International Technology and Engineering Educators  Association's (ITEEA) Council on Technology Teacher Education and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). We are continuing with the NCATE's successor organization, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).  See CAEP reporting measures of program impact and outcomes.

International Acclaim: Cal U has received the Outstanding Technology Teacher Education Program Award from the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association's (ITEEA) Council on Technology Teacher Education.

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Top Programs 
Cal U's Global Online graduate teacher education programs are consistently ranked among the Best Online Programs by U.S. News & World Report.
online courses allow you to continue to teach full time as you earn your Cal U certificate.


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Degree Benefits

Cal U's online technology education STEM certificate will enable you to:

  • Enjoy online courses that are asynchronous, meaning they can be completed anywhere, any time.
  • Have more opportunities for advancement or promotion in your school or district.
  • Collaborate online with fellow students who are taking the same classes as you.
  • Apply nine credits from the STEM certificate to the master's degree in technology education.
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Graduate Outcomes

Your STEM certificate can lead to promotions or new responsibilities within your home school, as well as new teaching and district leadership positions. Top employers for Cal U technology education alumni include:

  • Public and private elementary, middle and high schools in Pennsylvania and across the United States.
  • K-12 cyber schools.


Technology Education STEM Certificate
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Technology Education in Pennsylvania

Technology and Engineering Teacher has reported that Pennsylvania is a leader in technology education, producing 27% of all technology education teachers in the United States. Cal U accounted for 15% of those teachers.

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Technology Education vs. Educational Technology

Cal U's technology education program promotes the development of technologically literate citizens by studying the broad spectrum of technology and STEM disciplines. In contrast, educational technology focuses on using computer technology to enhance instruction. Cal U's certificate is not intended for individuals interested in educational or instructional technology.


Technology Education STEM Certificate Courses

All STEM certificate courses are delivered 100% online and are designed for previously licensed teachers. This nine-credit program can be completed in two semesters of part-time study or as the courses are available.

Example Courses
  • Strategic Management In Education
  • Integrating Math, Science And Technology
  • Applied Research In Stem Education



Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements (Regular)  

  • Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.00 or higher (Students with a GPA below 3.00 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • International Global Online Applicants

Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • GPA under 3.00 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Official transcripts

How to Apply:

  • Complete the Graduate School Application
  • Under Planned Course of Study:
    • Select "Technology Education (MEd+STEM LOC)" for the MEd Only and for the MEd + STEM LOC option
    • Or Select "STEM (LOC Only)"
  • Submit the nonrefundable $35 Application Fee
  • Mail official transcript to:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email ( or fax (724-938-5712)

For additional information:
Phone: 1.866.595.6348

Technology Education and STEM Education

Master's Degrees
  • STEM Education Master's Degree
    A master of education degree (or 12-credit certificate program) for K-12 educators seeking to grow their teaching abilities in STEM disciplines.

STEM Certificate Faculty

Dr. Rene L. Kruse

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