STEM Education: Online Graduate Courses & Certificate Program

For K-8 Teachers
STEM Education
All-Online Graduate Courses & Certificate Program


Become a STEM Leader in Your District! | View Brochure (pdf)

Rider University’s STEM graduate education courses and 15-credit Graduate Certificate Program provide the knowledge and pedagogy to enable K-8 teachers to become outstanding STEM leaders in their district.

This program was developed with generous support from the Martinson Family Foundation.


Program Highlights

  • Ideal for K–8 teachers; a math or science background is not required

  • Online, interactive courses allow you to schedule your studies around your busy life

  • Courses may lead to NJDOE endorsement

  • Individual courses can be taken to fulfill professional goals

  • Courses offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

  • Strong emphasis on Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and the Next Generation Science Standards

  • Credits can be applied toward a graduate education degree at Rider 

Rider’s STEM Leadership

Rider University’s School of Education has a 100-year history of educational innovation and has been a leading regional provider of STEM education in New Jersey since 1976.

Courses & Certificate Program Information

For More Information

STEM Education courses and certificate program information:

STEMonline@rider.edu
609-895-5735

Graduate admission information: 
gradadm@rider.edu
800-257-9026 or 609-896-5036

Math Education Graduate Courses & Certificate Program

Take all five courses (15 credits) to earn a Rider Graduate Certificate in STEM Education with a concentration in Math and be eligible for the NJDOE Endorsement in Mathematics. You can also choose individual courses (3 credits each) to meet your professional learning goals.

  • Teaching & Learning Number & Operations | View Brochure (pdf)
  • Teaching & Learning Algebraic Reasoning | View Brochure (pdf)
  • Teaching & Learning Rational Numbers & Proportional Reasoning | View Brochure (pdf)
  • Teaching & Learning Geometric Understanding
  • Teaching & Learning Measurement & Data

Science Education Graduate Courses & Certificate Program

Take all five courses (15 credits) to earn Rider’s Graduate Certificate in STEM Education with a concentration in Science. You can also select individual courses (3 credits each) to meet your professional learning goal.

  • Teaching & Learning Life Science | View Brochure (pdf)
  • Teaching & Learning Physical Science | View Brochure (pdf)
  • Teaching & Learning Earth & Space Science | View Brochure (pdf)
  • Engineering Solutions to the Challenges of Contemporary Science Issues | View Brochure (pdf)
  • Instruction & Assessment for Student Success in Science