STEM Endorsements

Drake offers a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) endorsement at the elementary and secondary level, as well as a professional strand.  These endorsements build upon our existing high quality math and science education courses. These courses will provide students with additional tools to meet the expectations of the Next Generation Science Standards & the Mathematics Common Core.

Program Details

Drake offers the STEM endorsements at the elementary and secondary level, as well as a professional strand option. 

K-8 STEM

  • For teachers with an elementary classroom endorsement
  • Requires 15 credit hours in science
  • Requires 15 credit hours in math to include coursework in computer programming
  • Requires 9 credit hours in STEM curriculum and methods:
COURSE DESCRIPTION CREDITS SEMESTER
STEM 120/220 Methods of Engineering & Technological Design 3.0 Every Third Semester starting Spring 2014
STEM 174/274 Inquiry & the Natures of Science, Technology, and Engineering 3.0 Every Third Semester starting Spring 2015
EDUC 199/299 Mathematical Practices  3.0 Spring of Even Years
  • Completion of s STEM field experience

5-8 STEM

  • For teachers with a 5-12 science or mathematics endorsement
  • Requires 15 credit hours in science
  • Requires 15 credit hours in math to include coursework in computer programming
  • Requires 9 credit hours in STEM curriculum and methods:
COURSE DESCRIPTION CREDITS SEMESTER
STEM 120/220 Methods of Engineering & Technological Design 3.0 Every Third Semester starting Spring 2014
STEM 174/274 Inquiry & the Natures of Science, Technology, and Engineering 3.0 Every Third Semester starting Spring 2015
EDUC 199/299 Mathematical Practices  3.0 Spring of Even Years
  • Completion of s STEM field experience

K-12 STEM Specialist

  • For teachers with a 5-12 science or mathematics endorsement
  • Must hold or working towards a master's degree from an accredited institution
  • Courses include:
COURSE DESCRIPTION CREDITS SEMESTER
STEM 220 Methods of Engineering & Technological Design 3.0 Every Third Semester starting Spring 2014
STEM 274 Inquiry & the Natures of Science, Technology, and Engineering 3.0 Every Third Semester starting Spring 2015
EDUC 289 Managing School Wide Change through Coaching 3.0 Summer Semester
EDUC 299 Mathematical Practices  3.0 Spring of Even Years
  • Completion of s STEM field experience

Program Options

The STEM Endorsement is available in combination with the following degree programs:

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  • Applications are reviewed on an on-going basis; therefore, it is requested that all materials be submitted approximately 8 weeks prior to the beginning of the intended start-term.
  • Upon the receipt of transcripts, an advisor will complete a transcript evaluation in order to determine any credit or course substitutions/transfers. 
  • In order to begin the application process, please click the “Apply Now” link above. This link will provide you application requirements. Questions regarding the application process can be forwarded to the Coordinator of Graduate Admission at soegradadmission@drake.edu or 515-271-2552.

Questions

Jerrid Kruse, PhD
Assistant Professor, Teaching and Learning
jerrid.kruse@drake.edu
1-800-44-DRAKE, x3912
515-271-3912

Learn More

  • Financial Aid
    • Iowa teacher shortage areas are designated annually by the Iowa Department of Education. Teachers in shortage areas may be eligible for college student forgiveable loans through both state and federal programs. Science has been identified as a shortage area. Information regarding application for forgivable loans is available at the Iowa College Student Aid Commission website
  • Tuition and Fees
  • Drake University is the home for the South Central Iowa STEM Hub.  For more information about this initiative visit the South Central Iowa STEM Hub website.
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