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Robotics for STEM Educators


2021-2022 GRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG
Volume 1: 2021.2022

Effective 1 June 2021 through 31 May 2022

Please see the Graduate Catalog Archives for PDF versions of past catalogs.

Graduate Certificate
19 Credit Hours

This program is offered by the School of Education, and is only available online. Some select courses may be offered face-to-face at the St. Louis home campus.

For information on the general requirements for a certificate, see Certificate Program Policies and Procedures under the Academic Policies section of this catalog.

Program Description

The graduate certificate program in robotics for STEM educators enables professional educators (in K-12 schools, universities, training departments and other workplaces) to understand the principles and concepts of educational robotics and apply their knowledge to instruction and curriculum. It prepares professional educators to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes for the design, construction, analysis, application and operation of robots. The program is designed to support interdisciplinary learning outcomes and goals from STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines. The STEM certificate is designed for a particular niche within the STEM umbrella.

Program Standards

The candidate will be able to:

  • Stay current with research that supports improved student learning outcomes, including findings from the learning sciences. (ISTE Standards for Educators, Empowered Professional 1.c)
  • Model for colleagues the identification, exploration, evaluation, curation and adoption of new digital sources and tools for learning. (ISTE Standards for Educators, Empowered Professional 2.c)
  • Collaborate and co-learn with students to discover and use new digital resources and diagnose and troubleshoot technology issues. (ISTE Standards for Educators, Empowered Professional 4.b)
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning. (ISTE Standards for Educators, Empowered Professional 5.b)

Requirements

  • EDTC 5460 Curriculum Design Technology Apps (3 hours)
    or EDTC 5334 Constructivism and Technology (3 hours)
  • EDTC 5465 Instructional Design (2 hours)
  • EDTC 5250 Coding for Learners (2 hours)
  • EDTC 5705 STEM Pedagogy and Instruction (3 hours)
  • EDTC 5701 Operations & Methods of Teaching Robotics: Sensors (3 hours)
  • EDTC 5702 Operations & Methods of Teaching Robotics: Robotic Arms (3 hours)
  • EDTC 5703 Operations & Methods of Teaching Robotics: Drones and UAVs (3 hours)

NOTE: Courses cannot be applied to more than one certificate. Students who are pursuing multiple certificates will need to substitute courses as follows:

  • If EDTC 5460 was used for a different certificate, then another course selected and approved by the advisor will be substituted.
  • If EDTC 5465 was used for a different certificate, then the required course is EDTC 5745 Instructional Technology Planning and Management.
  • If EDTC 5250 was used for a different certificate, then the required course is EDTC 5255 Physical and Virtual World Coding.

Admission

See the Admission section of this catalog for general admission requirements. Students interested in applying must submit their application online at www.webster.edu/apply. Transcripts should be sent from your institution electronically to transcripts@webster.edu. If this service is not available, send transcripts to:

Office of Admission
Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119 

Additional Requirements

Requirements for admission to the robotics for STEM educators certificate program include:

  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Receipt of official transcripts from the baccalaureate granting institution.
  • Essay.

Completed application files will be reviewed by the coordinator of Educational Technology.