Professional Educators Diploma in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths

The Professional Educator Diploma in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) education is centered on the interdisciplinary approach for student learning where rigorous academic concepts are coupled with real-world lessons. Implementing problem-based learning forces students to apply science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics in contexts that make connections between school, community, and work. The educational goal is to enable educators in the development of STEAM literacy and with it, students’ ability to innovate and become leaders of tomorrow’s industry.

Learning outcomes for the STEAM diploma

  • Demonstrate understanding of how students learn mathematics and science
  • Identify how art is integrated into STEM
  • Demonstrate understanding of how technology is integrated with STEAM and how enhances student learning
  • Unpack the concept of STEAM integration into its different formats: multi-inter-transdisciplinary approaches and accordingly develop interdisciplinary projects
  • Use alternative assessment in conjunction with traditional assessment methods
  • Identify and explain the role of engineering in STEAM and how to utilize the engineering design process

Courses

  • This course provides a foundation on how children cognitively and socially understand scientific and mathematical concepts. Discipline-based educational research will be explored in depth. Participants will understand why errors in reasoning occur and how various modalities of learning enhance or detract from individual student learning.

  • This course provides a foundation on how adolescents cognitively and socially understand scientific and mathematical concepts. Discipline-based educational research will be explored in depth. Participants will understand why errors in reasoning occur and how various modalities of learning enhance or detract from individual student learning.

  • Participants will learn about learning assessment theory and apply it to STEAM education, and in particular, assessment of science and

    mathematics learning. Participants in the course will create an assessment plan that shows knowledge and skill of assessment design (formative and summative) and various assessment purposes; in addition, participants will explore ideas for how to utilise alternative assessment in conjunction with traditional assessment methods.

  • This course provides methodologies for teaching science and mathematics through interdisciplinary projects. Participants will learn the theories behind interdisciplinary education and will apply these theories to activities for learning specific content in mathematics and science. Techniques for integrating subjects within traditional courses will be explored.

  • This course provides an overview of engineering as a process and how that process can be utilised to teach science and mathematics. Specific applications will be presented. Participants will examine the E-Think process and use the underlying principles to design or create and iterate their own lessons.

  • This course provides specific methods for integrating fine and liberal arts into STEM education. Participants will understand the concepts, rationales, and methods for STEAM and will then design their own interdisciplinary activities that involve the arts in science and mathematics learning.

  • This course provides participants with an understanding of how technology enhances student learning in STEAM and how STEAM education can enhance technological learning. Specific applications will be introduced in the context of learning theory and interdisciplinary teaching.

  • The clinical practicum is a practical course for teacher preparation that aims to facilitate the teacher’s integration of knowledge of theories acquired in other courses to enhance the ability to utilize reflective, experiential and pragmatic pedagogic approaches in their classrooms effectively.

Course

Prerequisites

STM 500/501: How Children/Adolescents LearnSTEAM subjects

No prerequisite

STM 503: Interdisciplinary Pedagogical Methods for STEAM

STM 500/501 is a prerequisite

STM 502: Alternative Assessment for STEAM

STM 500/501 is a prerequisite

STM 504: Engineering Design in STEAM Education

STM 500/501, STM 502 and STM 503 are prerequisites

STM 505/506: Integrating Arts into  STEAM/Technology for STEAM

STM 500/501, STM 502 and STM 503 are prerequisites

STM 507: STEAM Practicum

STM 500/501, STM 502, STM 503, STM 504 and STM 505/506 are prerequisites 

 

Notes about courses pairing

  • STM 501 and STM 503 can be taken together
  • STM 502 and STM 503 can be taken together
  • STM 504 and STM 506 can be taken together