Jun 14, 2024  
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog

Science, Technology, and Math Pedagogy Graduate Certificate

Program Overview

The 12 credit-hour certificate provides teachers with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively integrate interdisciplinary science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education into the K-12 classroom. After developing a comprehensive understanding of STEM education, students will further expand their knowledge, skills, and confidence in STEM education by aplying what they have learned through an internship experience in their current classroom. This program is intended for practicing elementary, middle and secondary teachers, as well as to those who pursuing a master’s in elementary education, secondary education, technology for education and traiing, or any STEM field. Learn more at usd.edu/tre.


General Application Requirements

  1. Completed application
  2. $35 application fee
  3. Official transcripts*
  4. Letters of recommendation*
  5. Statement of purpose
  6. Resume/CV*

*Requirements for admission vary by program and may require different documentation and have different deadlines. This list is not all-inclusive, to view specific program requirements and submission deadlines, follow the “Admissions Information” hyperlink at the top of this page OR visit the specific program/dept. page found here: link.usd.edu/grad-catalog

State Authorization- It Matters Where You Live

If your learning placement course (internship, externship, clinical, rotation, practicum, independent study, study away, etc.) or your online course will be taken outside South Dakota, please reference USD’s State Authorization webpage. 

State Authorization


Division of Teacher Residency and Education
605-658-6640 | tre@usd.edu | usd.edu/tre

Graduate Admissions 
605-658-6140 | gradadmissions@usd.edu  | usd.edu/grad