Instructional Leader: STEM Grades PreK-6

​To add Instructional Leader: STEM Grades PreK-6 as an endorsement to an existing professional license, an educator must:

(a) Hold a valid, professional license in early childhood education or elementary education;
(b) Complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of post-baccalaureate credit or Department-approved continuing professional development credits, including the following:
(i) 12 semester hours in STEM education which integrates a balance of authentic problem-based and project-based learning;
(ii) Essential skills including questioning, spatial reasoning, communication, critical thinking, and problem solving;
(iii) Engineering design process;
(iv) Application of scientific practices and content;
(v) Application of mathematical practices and content;
(vi) Technology literacy; and
(vii) Collaborative learning;
(c) Complete 3 semester hours or the equivalent in leadership knowledge and skills in providing professional learning in a school/district setting;
(d) Complete at least 3 semester hours or the equivalent in a supervised practicum or school-based internship in which the applicant works with a range of students in grades pre-kindergarten—6 and adult learners in a variety of professional development settings; and
(e) Present verification of 27 months of satisfactory teaching experience.