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Western Carolina University Announces New STEM Education Graduate Program

Are you an elementary or middle grades teacher who is interested in improving your STEM teaching?  Would you like to develop as a STEM education leader?  The School of Teaching and Learning at Western Carolina University is pleased to announce our new STEM Education Graduate Track for elementary and middle grades educators.  This track is part of the M.A.Ed. Comprehensive Education Degree Program and is designed for teachers who would like to improve their STEM teaching and develop as STEM education leaders.  The program is 100% online and includes 30 credit hours that can be completed in as little as two years.  We have affordable tuition and scholarships are available.  Participants can start any semester (spring, summer, or fall).  This program is for teachers who already have an “A” level elementary or middle grades education teaching license.   For more information, contact Dr. Patricia Bricker, bricker@email.wcu.edu828-227-3352.

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[ON-GOING] – Free Online STEM Courses for Western North Carolina Educators

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EVERFI, a leading education technology company, empowers teachers with digital STEM exploration courses. For educators in Western North Carolina, our resources are provided free-of-charge through generous sponsorship from organizations such as the National Hockey League, the Carolina Hurricanes and The ASME Foundation. Our STEM courses include Hockey Scholar, which teaches STEM principles using sport, Endeavor, which introduces students to growing STEM career fields, and Radius, which teaches students principles of coding and mathematics. Contact Peter Kelpin (980-247-1627 or to get started!

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EVERFI is happy to schedule school and/or district wide professional development sessions for CEU credit! Please contact Peter (980-247-1627 or if you’re interested in setting a session up for your school or district!