The National Center for STEM Elementary Education also works with school districts to produce systemic and sustainable STEM professional development programs with customizable STEM graduate certificates for both elementary and Montessori teachers.
The need is clear. If we want to create a robust and open pipeline for STEM, we need to begin at the elementary level. Working with the future and current elementary teachers is a crucial part of widening this pipeline. This is the aim of the programs at the National Center for STEM Elementary Education at St. Catherine University.