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An Online Graduate Certificate in K-6 STEAM Grad Certificate That Can Jump-Start or Enhance Your Education

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Earn Your Online Certificate in K-6 STEAM Grad Certificate

Contribute to developing the innovators and visionaries of 21st century workplaces. STEAM education blends STEM – science, technology, engineering, and math – with the arts. American Public University offers a 15-credit graduate certificate for educators who wish to enhance their teaching capacities to include STEAM. Educators capable of creating interdisciplinary STEAM lesson plans and class activities can add value to their teaching skills and enrich learning by guiding students toward becoming innovative, creative thinkers.

About the Program

The K-6 STEAM (STEM + the Arts) graduate certificate from American Public University focuses on curriculum development and lesson plan creation for face-to-face, virtual, and hybrid formal and informal settings. APU’s program integrates instruction in the visual and performing arts with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The program heavily emphasizes interdisciplinary studies with a strong technology component. You also learn about humane education and take a class in space studies. This program is a nonlicensure program, suitable for licensed elementary teachers, as well as instructors in park, afterschool, community, camp, and homeschool programs.

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Plan around your work and life responsibilities with courses that are online and feature weekly class schedules with no set login times.

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Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Several programs have earned specialty accreditation.

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Certificate students can typically transfer up to 9 credits for previous academic coursework, job experience, and professional training. We also consider ACE-evaluated training and credits by exam.


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You’ll be guided by faculty skilled in providing an engaging learning journey rooted in real-world experience from government, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare, defense agencies, technology firms, and the military.

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You always have a front row seat in APU’s online classroom. Master’s degree and graduate certificate classes average 10 students.

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