Spring 2020 will be the first semester of new offerings. Registration for teachers accepted into the program will take place in late November through mid-December.
Information about STEM Teach IV
Graduate and undergraduate classes, workshops and conference scholarships are available at NO COST to Indiana teachers!
The primary concentration of funds will be for high school teachers needing graduate level courses in STEM discipline areas to meet the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) requirement for teaching dual-credit courses by 2022. Graduate courses in content areas such as biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, psychology and technology may be available. Tuition and textbooks/materials for the professional development are also included.
The three additional areas of STEM Teach for this fourth iteration are
- Regional STEM Workshops offered by local colleges and universities to boost STEM instruction in the classroom for elementary, middle and high school teachers
- Graduate and undergraduate courses offered through colleges and universities to assist teachers with enhancing STEM instruction and/or adding a STEM content area to their existing teaching licenses
- Scholarships for teachers to attend STEM-based statewide conferences
Courses will be offered for a minimum of six semesters to include Spring 2020, Summer I 2020, Summer II 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer I 2021 and possibly Summer II 2021 if funding allows. Courses may be offered in an online, hybrid or face-to-face approach. Since teachers from all regions of Indiana are eligible to apply, an online course format for graduate level courses is often the method of course delivery preferred by teachers due to their various locations, time zones and school schedules.
In order to be eligible for STEM Teach IV, teachers must be currently teaching in an Indiana school. All applicants are required to submit a letter of verification from a school administrator. Before you apply to STEM Teach IV, view our informational document here!
STEM Teach IV is a project of the Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) in partnership with the Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning (CELL) at the University of Indianapolis. Through a state grant, it brings together a group of ICI member colleges and public institutions to offer STEM professional development.
Dual Credit Teachers
Need graduate courses to become credentialed to teach dual credit courses? STEM Teach offers dual credit teachers the opportunity to take courses at a variety of Indiana colleges in content areas such as biology, chemistry, computer science, physics, mathematics and psychology. Most classes are in an online format so teachers can access the courses when it fits into their schedule.
High School Teachers
Want to boost content expertise in your classroom? To help high school teachers bring STEM expertise to their classrooms, STEM Teach offers a variety of professional development opportunities including graduate and undergraduate courses, regional workshops and conference scholarships.
Middle Grade Teachers
Interested in embedding more STEM skills in your classroom? To support middle grade teachers who want to make STEM stand out in their classrooms, STEM Teach offers a variety of professional development opportunities including graduate and undergraduate courses, regional workshops and conference scholarships.
Looking for opportunities to learn how to infuse STEM into your classroom? To encourage elementary teachers to embed STEM activities into their daily lesson plans, STEM Teach offers a variety of professional development opportunities including graduate and undergraduate courses, regional workshops and conference scholarships.