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Advanced Certificate in STEM+C, Math, & Science Education

Advanced Certificates

STEM+C Education: 15 units

Washington University's Institute for School Partnership, in coordination with the Department of Education in the College of Arts & Sciences, has established a 15-hour graduate certificate program in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Computational Thinking (STEM + C) education through University College, the evening division of Washington University in St. Louis. The certificate program is directed at in-service teachers of grades K–8. Candidates for this program generally teach K–8 students. Admission to the program is competitive and by application only. Teachers receive 3 graduate credits in education for each relevant course completed. Those who complete the graduate certificate may choose to continue on with the Master of Arts in Education degree, offered through the Graduate School. Additional application requirements apply.*

Math Education: 15 units

Washington University's Institute for School Partnership, in coordination with the Department of Education in the College of Arts & Sciences, has established a 15-hour graduate certificate program in math education through University College, the evening division of Washington University in St. Louis. The certificate program is directed at in-service teachers of grades K–8. Candidates for this program generally teach K–8 math but may not have a college degree in math. Admission to the program is competitive and by application only. Teachers receive 3 graduate credits in education for each relevant course completed. Those who complete the graduate certificate may choose to continue on with the Master of Arts in Education degree, offered through the Graduate School. Additional application requirements apply.*

Science Education: 15 units

Washington University's Institute for School Partnership, in coordination with the Department of Education in the College of Arts & Sciences, has established a 15-hour graduate certificate program in science education through University College, the evening division of Washington University in St. Louis. The certificate program is directed at in-service teachers of grades K–8. Candidates for this program generally teach K–8 science, but do not have a college degree in science. Admission to the program is competitive and by application only. Teachers receive 3 graduate credits in education for each relevant course completed. Those who complete the graduate certificate may choose to continue on with the Master of Arts in Education degree, offered through the Graduate School. Additional application requirements apply.*

Applications for the Advanced Certificates in STEM+C, Math, and Science Education are now open. 


*Please note that Ed 6000 courses do not qualify for tuition discounts.

admissions requirements

U.S. Citizenship or Eligible Noncitizen

University College cannot sponsor an I-20 for any certificate program. International students are eligible to apply for a certificate program if they already hold a visa that permits part-time study. International students holding a B-2 or F-2 visa are only permitted to register for courses that are recreational or avocational.

application requirements

Application Deadlines

Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis and typically take four to six weeks. Applicants are encouraged to submit all materials by the following dates:

  • SUMMER 2020: APRIL 15, 2020
  • FALL 2020: JULY 15, 2020
  • SPRING 2021: DEC. 15, 2020 
Completed application form

The online application is available online on our Apply page. Applications are ready for review when all fields on the application form are completed and the required documents have been received.

Official transcripts from all previous college work

Transcript from the institution where you received your bachelor's degree or a higher-level degree was conferred. Official transcripts must be sent directly from the registrar to University College. Electronic transcripts should be forwarded to ucollege@wustl.edu. For transcript questions, please contact our Admissions Coordinator, Patricia Agnew, at paagnew@wustl.edu.

Non-United States course work transcript verification
If the transcript you submit for consideration is from a college or university outside the United States, a course by course transcript evaluation is also required. Evaluations will be accepted from World Education Services (WES) or another member institution of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

Personal Essay

Tell us about yourself in a brief essay (about 250 words). Why are you applying to University College? What are your goals, both academic and professional? Is there additional information we should know about you when considering your application?

TOEFL/IELTS scores (if applicable)

All international students are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores at the time of application. The TOEFL and IELTS may be waived for applicants who, immediately prior to their application for admission, have done both of the following:

  • Lived for three years or longer in the United States or another country where English is the primary language of daily life (e.g. Canada or United Kingdom).
  • Completed three or more years of study at a college or university which is located in that country and where the language of instruction is English.

This policy applies to all international students, even those who have earned a degree from a United States college or university.

If an applicant moves away from an English-speaking country after living and studying there for three years or more, the TOEFL or IELTS is then required for admission. 

For international student application deadlines, please click HERE.


Additional TOEFL and IELTS information for international students adversely affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found on University College’s International Student Information webpage.

Three Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation should be completed by teachers or professional associates. Letters can be submitted through the online application or mailed by the recommender.

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Still have questions?

Executive Director of the Institute for School Partnership: Victoria May | (314) 935-6846 | vmay@wustl.edu