STEAM Certification for Leaders

Build, scale, and sustain a STEAM education program that makes an impact. Become a certified STEAM Education Leader with this self-paced, online accredited program.

SAVE 50% Now – March 31.

After that, this program will be closed for enrollment for the rest of 2024.

About this Program

This STEAM certification program gives you the deep understandings, resources, and systems you need to lead a successful school or district STEAM effort.

You’ll leave feeling confident and ready to build, scale, and sustain a STEAM effort that makes a real difference in student learning.

We’ve designed this certification after years of research in the field, providing you with practical, relevant, and instantly useable tools for creating a meaningful STEAM initiative.

Included in this program:

  • 520 PD Hours and 20 CEUs with Certificate (often suitable for relicensure)

  • Self-paced access to all online video lessons, resources, and readings (start as soon as you want!)

  • Take up to 3 years to complete (flexible to your schedule)

  • Private, Online Community with Quarterly Live Zoom Calls

SAVE 50% NOW – MARCH 31 ONLY.

(3) PAYMENTS OF

$350

OR (1) PAYMENT OF $998.50.

PROGRAM NUMBER: IAS011

Included in this program:

  • 520 PD Hours and 20 CEUs with Certificate (often suitable for relicensure)

  • Self-paced access to all online video lessons, resources, and readings (start as soon as you want!)

  • Take up to 3 years to complete (flexible to your schedule)

  • Private, Online Community with Quarterly Live Zoom Calls

SAVE 50% NOW – MARCH 31 ONLY.

(3) PAYMENTS OF

$350

OR (1) PAYMENT OF $998.50.

PROGRAM NUMBER: IAS011

About this Program

This STEAM certification program gives you the deep understandings, resources, and systems you need to lead a successful school or district STEAM effort.

You’ll leave feeling confident and ready to build, scale, and sustain a STEAM effort that makes a real difference in student learning.

We’ve designed this certification after years of research in the field, providing you with practical, relevant, and instantly useable tools for creating a meaningful STEAM initiative.

Is This Program For You?

This STEAM program is created for education leaders who enjoy the flexibility of self-paced learning and do not require a cohort of other learners or a 1:1 instructor to do their best work. Our participants are interested in developing or expanding their leadership of STEAM efforts in their schools or districts. These include:

  • Administrators or School-Based Leaders (such as Principals, Assistant Principals, Instructional Coaches, Department Chairs, Team Leaders, Program Leaders, Deans, etc.)
  • District or State-Level Leaders (such as Curriculum Developers, Coordinators, Specialists, Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Supervisors, Directors, etc.)

  • School or District STEAM Leads/Specialists

  • Program Developers

  • Level 1 or 2 Arts Integration Specialists

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Is This Program For You?

This STEAM program is created for education leaders who enjoy the flexibility of self-paced learning and do not require a cohort of other learners or a 1:1 instructor to do their best work. Our participants are interested in developing or expanding their leadership of STEAM efforts in their schools or districts. These include:

  • Administrators or School-Based Leaders (such as Principals, Assistant Principals, Instructional Coaches, Department Chairs, Team Leaders, Program Leaders, Deans, etc.)
  • District or State-Level Leaders (such as Curriculum Developers, Coordinators, Specialists, Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Supervisors, Directors, etc.)

  • School or District STEAM Leads/Specialists

  • Program Developers

  • Level 1 or 2 Arts Integration Specialists

steam certification leaders tablet

Program Overview

The STEAM Certification for Leaders Program is broken into 4 carefully-designed sprints. Each sprint contains 3 core video trainings, resources and templates to help you put your learning into practice, and a culminating project. Each project is part of your certification implementation plan which is submitted to the mentor panel when you finish all 4 sprints.

Learners have access to all sprints right away.  So you can move through at your own pace.

Here’s an outline of each sprint:

3 Lessons:

  • Lesson 1: The STEAM Process
    • STEAM Definition
    • 6 Step STEAM Framework
    • Integration vs. Enhancement
  • Lesson 2: STEM, STEAM, and Arts Integration
      • STEM vs. STEAM
      • STEAM vs. Arts Integration
      • Walk-throughs: which one is it? STEM, STEAM, AI or None?
      • Mid-Sprint Task: Send a survey to staff, parents, students, and community members on their understanding of STEAM. Provide a survey via Google Forms to copy and use.
  • Lesson 3: Weaving into STEAM
    • STEAM and Literacy
    • How to weave STEAM into other initiatives

Sprint Project:

Create a STEAM FAQ Sheet for Stakeholders using Teacher and Parent Surveys

3 Lessons:

  • Lesson 1: STEAM Instructional Supports
    • The Design Process
    • Habits of Mind
    • Collaborative Planning
  • Lesson 2: STEAM Representations in Each Content Area
      • STEAM in Science and Engineering
      • STEAM in Technology
      • STEAM in Math
      • STEAM in the Arts
      • Mid-Sprint Task: Create 3 alignments for each set of practices. Use the Sprint 2 Mid-Sprint Task Brainstorm Sheet.
  • Lesson 3: STEAM Lesson Look-For Sheet and Lesson Analysis
    • How to Review the Quality of a STEAM Lesson using the Look-For Sheet
    • Evaluating STEAM Lessons and Providing Feedback

Sprint Project:

Select 2 lessons from the bank to provide an in-depth lesson analysis. Use the Lesson Analysis Template from Lesson 3.

3 Lessons:

  • Lesson 1: Data Tracking for Program Implementation
    • Types of Data to Track
    • How to Track Data Authentically
    • Completing a Gap Analysis
  • Lesson 2: Evaluating a STEAM Initiative or Program
      • How to Review the Quality of a STEAM Program or Initiative using the Look-For Sheet
      • Evaluating STEAM Processes and Culture and Providing Feedback
      • Mid-Sprint Task: Use the STEAM Program Analysis Form to Evaluate Your Current Program.
  • Lesson 3: Concerns-Based Adoption Model
    • What is CBAM and Why is It Important?
    • How to Use CBAM as a Readiness and Personalization Tool

Sprint Project:

Use the STEAM Program Analysis and Gap Analysis Forms to assess your current program and create a plan for next steps using a narrative and data tracker format.

3 Lessons:

  • Lesson 1: Designing a STEAM Initiative
    • Crafting a Shared Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals
    • Developing Buy-In through a STEAM Readiness Scale
  • Lesson 2: STEAM Logistics and Management
      • STEAM Roles and Responsibilities (teachers vs. administrators vs. coordinators)
      • Job Descriptions
      • Budgets
      • Materials
      • Structuring PD and Collaboration Time
      • Mid-Sprint Task: Create a budget for your STEAM initiative
  • Lesson 3: STEAM Careers
    • Connecting STEAM Initiatives with Career Opportunities
    • Developing, Engaging, and Supporting Community Connections
    • Building a Showcase for Stakeholders

Final Sprint Project:

Create a presentation to all stakeholders with your mission, vision, and goals for the program. Include your findings from the surveys in Sprint 1, FAQ Page and Resource, Gap Analysis and Current Program Evaluation, and Immediate Next Steps – including how you plan to connect with community partners for long-term sustainability.

Accreditation, PD Hours, and CEUs

This program is fully accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training  (IACET). All STEAM Certification for Leaders program participants will receive 520 PD hours and 20 CEUS from The Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM upon successful completion of the program. These are often acceptable for re-licensure and salary advancement purposes. You’ll also be certified as a STEAM Education Leader through our accredited organization and receive access to our alumni network and Accelerator membership (upon graduation).

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Tuition Information

Tuition for this program is normally $1997 and is all-inclusive. But now – March 31, you can get access to the program for 50% off, making it just $998.50

If you are paying for yourself, we have the added benefit of providing you with a convenient monthly installment plan of 3 payments for $350/ea to make the program budget-friendly.

We make the payment process for this program extremely easy. We accept the following forms of payment:

  • Credit Cards
  • Paypal
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STEAM Certificate Pricing Comparison

Use this chart to compare The IAS STEAM Certification for Leaders Program to others currently being offered by others in the field. 

STEAM Certificate Pricing Comparison Chart

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Tuition

SAVE 50% Now – March 31.

After that, this program will be closed for enrollment for the rest of 2024.

This is a comprehensive and internationally recognized certification program. As such, your investment reflects that value.

We’ve made it easier on your budget with 2 payment plans available.

Quicker Pay Off

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(3) payments of

$350

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Save with the pay-in-full option!

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(1) payment of

$998.50

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Frequently Asked Questions

We want you to feel totally comfortable enrolling in this STEAM certification program. So if you still have some questions, we’ll be happy to answer them!

Yes! This is an autonomous learning experience, so you can move through everything at your own pace – there are no set timelines.

That will be completely up to your school or district.  The total time investment in this program is 520 clock hours.  At the end of your certification program, you will be provided with a certificate of completion for those clock hours, as well as a certificate stating that you are a Certified STEAM Education Leader through IAS.  We definitely recommend you check with your district if you plan to use this program for CPU/PD hour requirements.

Your total investment is $998.50 – which is 50% less than the normal $1997 if you select the pay-in-full option. If you select the installment payment option, you’ll make a total of (3) $350 payments, totaling $1050.

Due to the special 50% off pricing, purchase orders are not being accepted for this program. Purchase can be made via credit card or school P-card. If registering a group, please purchase each group member’s access individually using the enrollment area above.

This program has been organized into (4)  sprints, which each typically take between 4-6 weeks to complete.  However, everyone moves through the program differently based on the natural flow of their lives. We are all busy and we designed this program to be cognizant that you are probably doing this while still working your full-time job.  This is a time commitment, but you’ll definitely get out of it what you put in.

We have a great team of people who are here to support you all of the way.  If you run into an issues, or even if you just need a sounding board for an idea – we’re just an email, phone call or text away.

Phone/Text: 443-821-1089 or Email us here

Set yourself up for success

Enroll today in the STEAM Certification Program.  It’s the first step towards building and scaling a program that makes an impact.