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.

Summer 2020 Teacher Insitute Reflections and Testimonials

Listen to Jean Young Back, multiple subject teaching credential candidate at the SJSU Lurie College of Education, and Kelly Herz, 5th grade teacher at Stonegate Elementary in the Franklin-McKinley School District, share their reflections about the science pathway of the 2020 institute and how this experience has shaped them going forward.

Listen to Eduardo Quintero, two-way bilingual Immersion and Mariachi teacher in the San Jose Unified School District, and Kyla McCartney, multiple subject teaching credential candidate at the SJSU Lurie College of Education, share their reflections about the math pathway of the 2020 institute and how this experience has shaped them going forward.

Listen to Pearl Lam, integrated teacher education program (ITEP) student at SJSU, and Roxanne Lanzot, high school teacher at Lincoln High in the San Jose Unified School District, share their reflections about the 2020 institute's computer science seminar and how this experience has shaped them going forward.

Summer 2021 Teacher Institute Details

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

  • Monday, June 7 - Friday, July 23 (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 - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00-11:00am
  • Science Methods Course
    • SCED 273 (3 units)
    • Synchronous course meetings - Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:00-11:00am

Math Pathway

  • Math Content Seminars
    • Non-credit-based
    • Number & quantity, algebra, geometry, probability & statistics
    • Synchronous course meetings
      • Section 1: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00-11:00am
      • Section 2: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Math Methods Course
    • MTED 394F (3 units)
    • Synchronous course meetings
      • Section 1: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:00-11:00am
      • Section 2: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00am-12:00pm

If you have conflicts due to overlapping school calendars during the weeks of June 7 and/or 14, you will be required to attend full day make up classes (8:00am-5:00pm) on Saturday, June 12 (for week 1) and/or Saturday, June 19 (for week 2).

Computer Science Content Seminar

  • Monday, June 14 - Friday, July 23 (6 weeks)
  • Add a Lurie College Computer Science Education Badge
  • Computer Science Seminars
    • Optional, non-credit-based
    • Synchronous course meetings - Fridays, 10:00am-12:00pm
    • 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.

Those who complete the registration form below by Monday, May 10, will be given priority consideration for the institute. Admission to the institite will be dependent upon the number of spaces available.