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SLIM Information, Technology and Scientific Literacy Certificate

Be a leader with teaching expertise

Information, Technology and Scientific Literacy Certificate

Program description

Specialize with our Certificate in Information, Technology, and Scientific Literacy.

Earn a prestigious certificate as part of your degree program or continuing education. Be a leader with teaching expertise that includes National Science Foundation recognized STEM fields and the American Association of School Librarians, a division of the American Library Association, standards for best information and technology practices. Learn techniques for collaboration as instructional partners between Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) teachers and professional librarians. Enable students in your school to have a combination of academic skills and interpersonal skills such as persistence, teamwork, communication, citizenship, and work ethic.

Obtain your certificate in 12 credit hours with extraordinary benefits:

  • Some scholarships are available.
  • Flexible program allows you to take courses online with two face-to-face Saturday sessions each semester on our Emporia State campus.
  • You may take one course each semester/summer for 4 consecutive semesters.
  • First course begins summer 2017. ESU summer 2017 enrollment opens March 6.

Course of study

What is the Information, Technology, and Scientific Literacy Certificate?

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) teachers and school librarians study techniques for collaboration as instructional partners in teaching scientific principles, methods used in STEM, designing and conducting studies and projects, and communicating evidence in multiple formats. Emphasis is on teaching 4-12 grade level students information and technology literacy skills critical to building knowledge and practice in National Science Foundation recognized STEM fields; equitable physical and intellectual access to resources and tools required for learning; and, active, inquiry-based learning environments.

Courses

This certificate requires four, 3-credit hour courses

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Classrooms and Competitions: Asking Questions, and Defining Problems

Key Literacy Connections in STEM Subjects: Conducting Investigations, Analyzing, and Interpreting Data

Advancing and Defending New Ideas: Engaging an Argument from Evidence

STEM Skills for a Deep Technical Workforce: Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information

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For more information about the program, please contact us at sliminfo@emporia.edu or fill out this information request form.