Maker Educator Certificate: Overview

At a Glance

Program Type
Certificate (Non-Credit)
Spring and Fall
Delivery Method
Field of Interest
Certificate Courses
Days of Week
One semester or summer, 2 CEUs ( for Maker Professional Development)

Program Information

Learning Outcomes

As a result of completing the Maker Educator Certificate Program, participants will:

  • Understand the core values and principles of Making
  • Learn pedagogical practices for empowering learners to explore Making and a Maker mindset in a learning environment
  • Design an action plan for implementing Maker activities in a learning environment
  • Begin to consider ways to integrate Making in the classroom
  • Begin to align Maker projects with CCSS and NGSS
  • Become part of a Maker network
  • Receive mentorship from local Maker educators, including SSU faculty and K-12 maker teachers

Course Offerings Fall 2024

Introduction to Making

Introduction to Making is a three-module, online course that introduces participants to the philosophy and world of Making through interactive activities and hands-on experiences. Students will examine their own learning environments–be it a classroom environment, library hang-out space, community center, or after school fab lab–to determine how to best create a space that promotes and holds a culture of Making and sharing. Students will engage in reflective conversations with one another and the instructors as to how Making culture supports other educational initiatives such as Common Core Standards (CCS) and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Fall 2024

Registration opens May 15, 2024.

Course begins Saturday, September 7.

Course Fee: $650
Duration: 4 Weeks
Delivery Method: In-Person
Instructor: Multiple