The National Institute for STEM Education (NISE) certifies teachers, campuses, and districts in STEM teaching using a competency-based, academic coach-led online learning platform in which educators produce a portfolio of work that demonstrates proficiency across 15 STEM teacher actions.
STEM certifying teachers begins with self-evaluation of competency across the actions of the three domains. Move at your own pace, concentrate on your growth areas, and quickly demonstrate your strengths.
Fifteen teacher actions across three domains are the core of quality STEM instruction. Underpinned by student autonomy, constructivism, explicit/reflective methodology, and 21st century skill buidling, NISE’s philosophy is at the cutting edge of STEM pedagogy.
Conceived in the lab by practicing teachers, NISE is a research institution at its core. From the nuances of childhood development to the complexities of engineering design, NISE produces and relies on a wide variety of education research.