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This 10-credit online
graduate certificate program is available to students enrolled in
master's and doctoral programs in many fields at Rutgers, and is open to
all with a bachelor's degree. The certificate program is designed to help
educators and practitioners to receive the education and resources
necessary for developing competence and confidence to start and supervise
a makerspace in a school, community center, or other learning space.
Participants will gain proficiency in leading maker-related courses or
projects, including maker-based curricula and assessments meeting common
standards in STEM subjects. Participants will also explore how
maker-centered projects can be leveraged as a vehicle for
meaningful, discovery-based learning in mathematics, science, computer
science, and/or integrated STEM curricula.
People of all ages can
blend digital and physical technologies to explore ideas and learn
technical skills as they create new products. The rapidly expanding
educational and artistic uses of makerspaces can have maximum impact
fostering a new wave of applied, multidisciplinary learning experiences.
There is a growing recognition that maker-centered education can
transform how and what people learn in STEM. Maker-centered learning is
also seen as a leading vehicle for implementing new education standards
such as the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Program Requirements (10 credits)
15:290:533 Developing a Maker Mindset (3)
15:290:554 Designing/Facilitating Maker-Centered Learning Environments (3)
15:290:555 Makerspace Safety and Emergency Lab (3)
15:290:559 Maker Education Capstone (1)