STEM Graduate Certificate in Engineering Education

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The University of St. Thomas' Schools of Engineering and Education provide a STEM graduate certificate in Engineering Education. The STEM graduate certificate is designed for in-service P-12 educators who want hands-on experience in STEM education with engineering. The STEM graduate certificate program is a rigorous introduction to integrated STEM engineering content, with an emphasis placed on how to apply the material in P-12 STEM classrooms. The STEM graduate courses are taught in the University of St. Thomas School of Engineering facilities by faculty with a wide range of engineering and education experience.

The STEM certificate program consists of four courses (12 credits):

Required core courses:

  • EGED 530 Fundamentals of Engineering
  • EGED 531 Engineering Design
  • TEGR 528 Engineering in the P-12 Classroom

At least one engineering elective is required: 

  • EGED 610 Fundamentals of Energy
  • EGED 612 Digital and Computing systems 
  • EGED 613 Materials Science and Engineering 
  • EGED 614 Manufacturing Engineering in the Classroom
  • EGED 615 Statics, Materials and Structures
  • EGED 616 Fundamentals of Electricity and Electronics 
  • EGED 699 Independent Directed Study

Graduate courses may be taken on their own, taken as part of the STEM Graduate Certificate in Engineering Education, and may be transferred into the University of St. Thomas Master of Arts in Educational Studies graduate program. Our Graduate Certificate program is also accepted into the Bethel University and St. Catherine University master's programs. Find more information on the Graduate Certificate + Master of Arts Degree articulation agreements

When are classes offered? See Classfinder.

Classes are offered throughout the year in formats including summer intensives, weekend classes, and courses with weekly meetings throughout the semester. We look forward to working with you to create a course plan that fits both your interests and your schedule.

Nearing completion of your STEM Graduate Certificate in Engineering Education? 

Apply for the Award of Graduate Certificate the semester that your final (usually the fourth) course is taken. All students must complete and submit this Award of Graduate Certificate graduation application form so their certificate can get awarded and mailed to them.

Questions? Contact Graduate Engineering at 651-962-5500 or Deb Besser, Program Advisor, at if you have questions about the program or need assistance.