Johns Hopkins University

School of Education

Graduate Certificate in STEM Instructional Leader (PreK-6)


2800 N Charles St

Baltimore, MD 21218

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Certificate in STEM Instructional Leader (PreK-6)

Format: Online

Program Description:

Designed for current classroom teachers and educational professionals, this 18-credit, fully online certificate enhances science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) content and pedagogical knowledge of elementary teachers, leading to a broad variety of instructional strategies that support learning among all students.

Endorsement Eligibility

This program is designed for current teachers seeking to enhance their professional qualifications through graduate study. This program does not lead to initial teacher certification. For more information on initial teacher certification programs, please visit our Master of Arts in Teaching or Master of Science in Special Education program webpages.

Maryland residents holding teaching certification in the state of Maryland who complete this certificate program will be eligible for Maryland teaching endorsement as a STEM Instructional Leader in grade levels PreK-6.

Individuals not residing and not certified to teach in Maryland are not eligible for the endorsement, and should enroll in one of two leadership recommended courses in place of the internship course.


Courses are delivered fully online in an asynchronous format that features small interactive groups, whole-class participation, and individual preparation. The expected timeframe for completion is between 12 and 24 months. This program incorporates active project-based learning, where you will develop and use skills in analysis, problem solving, and critical thinking.

This program is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) for those seeking the STEM Instructional Leader (PreK–6) endorsement. 


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 18

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 850 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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