Teachers

UPDATE: The STEM Teach teacher portal issues have been resolved, and applications are currently open.

Important Dates

Summer 2024 Application & Registration Dates:

  • Applications for teachers NEW to STEM Teach will be accepted February 26 – March 1, 2024 for Summer courses and subsequent semesters.
  • Priority Registration for Dual Credit Teachers will be open March 4 – 10, 2024 for Summer courses and subsequent semesters.
  • Registration for ALL Teachers enrolled in STEM Teach will be open March 11 – 15, 2024 for Summer courses and subsequent semesters.

Winter/Spring 2024 Application & Registration Dates:

  • Applications are currently closed for ALL Winter/Spring 2024 courses.
  • Registration is closed for ALL Winter/Spring 2024 courses.

Information about STEM Teach VI

Graduate courses and conference scholarships are available at NO COST to Indiana teachers!

The primary concentration of funds will be for Indiana high school teachers who need graduate level courses in STEM discipline areas to meet the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) requirement for teaching dual credit courses. This opportunity includes:

  • Tuition and textbooks/materials for teachers to complete 18 graduate level credits in a specific content area.  Online graduate courses from participating institutions will be offered in biology, chemistry, computer science, IT, mathematics, physics, psychology, and technology. Once 18 graduate credits are earned, STEM Teach VI will also help to fund the completion of a master’s degree.

Additional opportunities for STEM Teach VI for all Indiana K-12 teachers include:

  • Tuition and textbooks/materials to complete a master’s or graduate certificate in STEM education from a participating higher education institution
  • Scholarships for teachers to attend STEM-based conferences in Indiana
  • Professional development and supplies to infuse STEM into daily classroom activities

Graduate courses will be offered in the following semesters: Fall 2023, Winter/Spring 2024, Summer 2024, Fall 2024, Winter/Spring 2025 & Summer 2025 (as funding allows).  Since teachers from across Indiana are eligible to participate, an online course format for graduate level courses is the method of course delivery.

Eligibility for STEM Teach VI

In order to be eligible for STEM Teach V, 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 VI, view our informational document here!

STEM Teach VI 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 to teachers

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. 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 courses to earn certificates and master’s degrees, conference scholarships or professional development that includes free classroom materials or kits.

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 courses to earn certificates and master’s degrees, conference scholarships or professional development that includes free classroom materials or kits.

Elementary Teachers

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 courses to earn certificates and master’s degrees, conference scholarships or professional development that includes free classroom materials or kits.