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.

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.