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.

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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.

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About this Program

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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.

How will this program benefit you and your future goals? This program helps leaders to:

Design a STEAM Program that Stands Out

Having a STEAM effort and leading a STEAM effort are two different things. This program provides you with a foundational understanding of STEAM and a set of systems to build your effort with purpose.

Advance with Hours

This accredited program comes with 520 PD hours and 20 CEUs. So you can advance your career (and on the salary scale) with PD that makes a difference.

Save Time with Done-for-You Tools

This isn’t just theory – it’s practical for leaders in the field like you. You’ll be provided with tools to support budgeting, program evaluation, data analysis, providing teacher professional development, and career pathways. And you’ll discover proven techniques for building meaningful community partnerships and cultivating staff, parent, and student buy-in.

Program Goals

The following are the goals for learners who complete the IAS STEAM Certification for Leaders Program:

  • Acquiring a core understanding of the STEAM methodology and cultivating stakeholder buy-in through clear communication and advocacy of the approach.
  • Implementing and continually improving upon instructional systems which promote and embed STEAM across teaching and learning.
  • Supporting aligned structures of curriculum, assessment, and instruction across content areas which connect STEAM concepts, skills, and processes.
  • Advocating, modeling, and supporting instructional practices which utilize STEAM as an effective pedagogical approach to teaching and learning.
  • Researching, reflecting, and assessing the efficacy of using STEAM within a school’s learning environment.
  • Intentionally evaluating the quality of STEAM implementation within the school environment.
  • Developing, implementing, and advocating for a shared mission, vision, and goals which promote high-quality education and academic success through the STEAM approach.
  • Using the STEAM approach to increase equitable educational opportunities for all stakeholders in the school environment.
  • Presenting their body of work to a larger audience through a short public presentation and final implementation plan.

Here’s what you can expect in this program:

Upon enrollment you’ll be provided with immediate access to the STEAM certification program.  Learners may move through each sprint at their own pace. Learners are expected to submit each project for one-time feedback to ensure they are on the right track as they move through the program.

As this is a self-study program, learners do not have access to a coach or cohort, but have the flexibility of autonomous learning. However, learners will have the ability to connect once per quarter with a member of our Academic team to ask questions and receive clarification, as well as to participate in seminars with guest lecturers. Additionally, a private community space is provided for all learners. It is expected that learners use this space to connect with other participants, share their reflections and questions, and to support each other.

At the end of each sprint is a project that must be completed. After the lessons in Sprint 4, learners will be tasked with creating an implementation plan presentation for stakeholders that includes their previous sprint projects.

Final implementation plans will go through a revision process, however a successful plan (80% or above) must be submitted within 3 iterations.

Upon successful passing of the final implementation plan, candidates will receive access to a Capstone project. This capstone pulls together your learning from the program and gives you the opportunity to present it to an audience through a video recording. Once completed and passed, STEAM Leadership Certification will be awarded.

Certification graduates will be recognized during our online commencement in June of the year they finish, be listed in our alumni directory, and receive 520 PD hours and 20 CEUs.

What if I have questions?

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

Approval Information and Requirements

While you should always follow any pre-approval requirements in your district, we have helped thousands of educators advance on their district’s salary scale and meet their relicensing requirements. Some states require that organizations be pre-approved, while others accept hours based on the certificate received.  Below, find out how we meet the various requirements:

States that require pre-approval which we have achieved:

New York Teachers: Click here to review our CTLE approval and number

Pennsylvania Teachers: Click here to review our Act 48 approval and number

All other teachers: Click here to review our list of states and approval status.

The Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  The Institute complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, The Institute is accredited to issue the IACET CEU.

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

(12) PAYMENTS OF

$199

OR (1) PAYMENT OF $1997.

PROGRAM NUMBER: IAS011

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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

(12) PAYMENTS OF

$199

OR (1) PAYMENT OF $1997.

PROGRAM NUMBER: IAS011

ENROLL NOW

About this Program

DOWNLOAD STANDARDS

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.

How will this program benefit you and your future goals? This program helps leaders to:

Design a STEAM Program that Stands Out

Having a STEAM effort and leading a STEAM effort are two different things. This program provides you with a foundational understanding of STEAM and a set of systems to build your effort with purpose.

Advance with Hours

This accredited program comes with 520 PD hours and 20 CEUs. So you can advance your career (and on the salary scale) with PD that makes a difference.

Save Time with Done-for-You Tools

This isn’t just theory – it’s practical for leaders in the field like you. You’ll be provided with tools to support budgeting, program evaluation, data analysis, providing teacher professional development, and career pathways. And you’ll discover proven techniques for building meaningful community partnerships and cultivating staff, parent, and student buy-in.

Program Goals

The following are the goals for learners who complete the IAS STEAM Certification for Leaders Program:

  • Acquiring a core understanding of the STEAM methodology and cultivating stakeholder buy-in through clear communication and advocacy of the approach.
  • Implementing and continually improving upon instructional systems which promote and embed STEAM across teaching and learning.
  • Supporting aligned structures of curriculum, assessment, and instruction across content areas which connect STEAM concepts, skills, and processes.
  • Advocating, modeling, and supporting instructional practices which utilize STEAM as an effective pedagogical approach to teaching and learning.
  • Researching, reflecting, and assessing the efficacy of using STEAM within a school’s learning environment.
  • Intentionally evaluating the quality of STEAM implementation within the school environment.
  • Developing, implementing, and advocating for a shared mission, vision, and goals which promote high-quality education and academic success through the STEAM approach.
  • Using the STEAM approach to increase equitable educational opportunities for all stakeholders in the school environment.
  • Presenting their body of work to a larger audience through a short public presentation and final implementation plan.

Here’s what you can expect in this program:

Upon enrollment you’ll be provided with immediate access to the STEAM certification program.  Learners may move through each sprint at their own pace. Learners are expected to submit each project for one-time feedback to ensure they are on the right track as they move through the program.

As this is a self-study program, learners do not have access to a coach or cohort, but have the flexibility of autonomous learning. However, learners will have the ability to connect once per quarter with a member of our Academic team to ask questions and receive clarification, as well as to participate in seminars with guest lecturers. Additionally, a private community space is provided for all learners. It is expected that learners use this space to connect with other participants, share their reflections and questions, and to support each other.

At the end of each sprint is a project that must be completed. After the lessons in Sprint 4, learners will be tasked with creating an implementation plan presentation for stakeholders that includes their previous sprint projects.

Final implementation plans will go through a revision process, however a successful plan (80% or above) must be submitted within 3 iterations.

Upon successful passing of the final implementation plan, candidates will receive access to a Capstone project. This capstone pulls together your learning from the program and gives you the opportunity to present it to an audience through a video recording. Once completed and passed, STEAM Leadership Certification will be awarded.

Certification graduates will be recognized during our online commencement in June of the year they finish, be listed in our alumni directory, and receive 520 PD hours and 20 CEUs.

What if I have questions?

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

Approval Information and Requirements

While you should always follow any pre-approval requirements in your district, we have helped thousands of educators advance on their district’s salary scale and meet their relicensing requirements. Some states require that organizations be pre-approved, while others accept hours based on the certificate received.  Below, find out how we meet the various requirements:

States that require pre-approval which we have achieved:

New York Teachers: Click here to review our CTLE approval and number

Pennsylvania Teachers: Click here to review our Act 48 approval and number

All other teachers: Click here to review our list of states and approval status.

The Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  The Institute complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, The Institute is accredited to issue the IACET CEU.

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

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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BONUSES INCLUDED – a $1,000 Value

(Only Available to Those Who Register By October 7, 2022)

We want to set you up for maximum success right from the start. That’s why all enrollees who join us by October 7, 2022 receive the following extras in their platform:

Once enrolled, you instantly get access to our course Designed to STEAM.  This helps you build foundational knowledge in the approach prior to the start of the program.  You’ll have access to this for life!

These two workshops – Math and Art Ideas and Artful Thinking Routines – can be used to provide teacher professional development in strategies and techniques for STEAM implementation. These help to provide buy-in to the approach as you begin or continue building your STEAM efforts.

One of the things that makes the STEAM approach different is its focus on inquiry-driven instruction. These guides provide you with a list of essential questions, driving questions, and points of inquiry to help guide instruction. These are great tools to provide your educators to get them off on the right foot.

As a STEAM leaders, you need the right tools for the educators you work with.  So upon graduation, we will supply you with complimentary access to our Accelerator platform for a full year.  This contains our full K-12 curriculum, all online events, our video library and a full resource catalog you can download.

As you scale your STEAM efforts, it’s important to have research that supports this approach to secure funding. We’ve provided you with a library of the latest research into the impact of STEAM education so you’ll have everything you need at your fingertips.

Tuition Information

Tuition for this program is $1997 and is all-inclusive.

If you are paying for yourself, we have the added benefit of providing you with two convenient monthly installment plans of 6 payments for $399/ea OR 12 payments of $199/ea to make the program budget-friendly.

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

  • School Purchase Orders
  • Credit Cards
  • Paypal

If using a school purchase order, you’ll need to supply the purchase order number to complete enrollment. Once payment is received, you’ll be granted access to the program.

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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

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 3 payment plans available.

Most flexible option.

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(12) payments of

$199

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$399

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Save with the pay-in-full option!

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$1997

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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  is $1997 if you select the pay-in-full option. If you select the installment payment option, you’ll make a total of (6) $399 payments, totaling $2394.

You may use a school purchase order for your tuition. Please note that you must have the purchase number at the time of enrollment. Once the purchase order is paid, you will receive access to the program.

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.

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