STEM+C Teacher Institute

The SJSU Lurie College of Education has created summer opportunities for current credential candidates, SJSU alumni, future SJSU credential candidates, and teachers in partner districts to develop their knowledge, skills, and abilities to teach math and/or computer science at no cost in an effort to pursue educational equity and social justice by reducing STEM barriers in education!

Learn more about Department of Teacher Education alumni Robyn Riedstra's experience in the 2019 program above and read her feature in the SJSU Washington Square publication.


Summer 2020 Teacher Institute

Build your STEM+C content knowledge and earn a math or science foundational-level credential.  The foundational level credential allows you to teach middle school math or science.  It can be added to a multiple or single subject credential by successfully completing the methods class included in this summer program and passing the corresponding CSET subtest(s).

Program Design

  • June 8 - July 24 (7 weeks)
  • Online instruction
  • Blend of synchronous (live) virtual classes and asynchronous classes

Science Pathway

  • Science Content Seminars
    • Non-credit-based 
    • Scientific principles, physical sciences, life sciences, earth & space sciences
    • Synchronous course meetings - Mon. / Wed., 10am-12pm
  • Science Methods Course
    • SCED 173 (3 units)
    • Synchronous course meetings - Tue. / Thu., 10am-12pm

Math Pathway

  • Math Content Seminars
    • Non-credit-based
    • Number & quantity, algebra, geometry, probability & statistics
    • Synchronous course meetings
      • Section 1: Mon. / Wed., 3:30-5:30pm
      • Section 2: Tue. / Thu., 3:30-5:30pm
      • Section 3: Tue. / Thu., 9:00-11:00am
  • Math Methods Course
    • MTED 394S (3 units)
    • Synchronous course meetings
      • Section 1: Tue. / Thu., 3:30-5:30pm
      • Section 2: Mon. / Wed., 3:30-5:30pm
      • Section 3: Mon. / Wed., 9:00-11:00am


Computer Science Seminar

  • June 19 - July 17 (5 weeks)
  • Add a Lurie College Computer Science Education Badge
  • Computer Science Seminars
    • Optional, non-credit-based
    • Synchronous course meetings - Fridays, 10am-12pm
    • Some asynchronous activities on June 12
    • Can be added to a Math or Science Pathway or taken on its own


Cost & Registration

There is no cost to participants for the coursework, content seminars, or computer science workshop.  Lurie College will also cover math or science CSET registration costs for SJSU students and alumni who successfully complete the summer program.  If you are interested in registering, please complete the Google form below.