STEM+C Teacher Institute

The SJSU Lurie College of Education has created summer opportunities for current credential candidates, SJSU alumni, future SJSU credential candidates, and teachers in partner districts to develop their knowledge, skills, and abilities to teach math, science, and/or computer science in an effort to pursue educational equity and social justice by reducing STEM barriers in education.

Science Pathway 

Build your STEM+C content knowledge and earn a science foundational-level credential. The foundational-level credential allows you to teach middle school science. It can be added to a multiple or single subject credential by successfully completing the methods class included in this summer program and passing the corresponding CSET subtest(s).

Summer 2022

  • 6 week courses 
  • June 20 to July 29, 2022
  • Online instruction
  • Blend of synchronous (live) virtual classes and asynchronous classes       
  • Science Methods Course
    • SCED 273 (3 units)
    • M W 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • Science Content Seminar 
    • Non-credit-based
    • CSET I Science (Subtest I #215) content
    • Scientific principles, physical sciences, life sciences, earth & space sciences
    • T TH 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Note: If your goal is to add the Science Foundational Credential, you need to enroll in both the Science Methods Course and the Science Content seminar. We are also accepting applications for individual courses. Priority is given to those who enroll in both courses.

2022 Math Courses

  • CSET I Preparation Course
    • Get ready to take the CSET I Math Sub-test #211 with this 4-week course
    • June 20 – July 15, 2022 
    • M T W Th 9:00 – 11:00 am
    • Online
  • Enrichment Math Methods Course
    • If you’re a K-8 teacher or a teacher candidate who wants a math teaching refresher or needs new ideas to engage students in math learning, this is a course for you!
    • Non-credit-based
    • June 20 – July 15, 2022
    • M W 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Online

Application deadline is May 20, 2022.

There will be no classes on July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

For Additional Information, please contact us at

Application Form

Cost & Registration

There is no cost to participants for the Science Pathway, CSET preparation courses, and mathematics enrichment cost. Lurie College will also cover math or science CSET registration costs for SJSU students and alumni who successfully complete the summer program and submit their test scores.

There is a cost for the CS Authorization courses.

Computer Science Authorization Courses 

The CS Supplementary Authorization program at SJSU focuses on providing you with the computer science content and pedagogical knowledge that will support you to teach your students to engage fully and democratically in a technology rich society. With parallel strands in equity/justice, technological skills, and pedagogy, this supplementary authorization will help you:

  • Explore big issues of equity and social impacts of CS
  • Learn core CS practices, theories, tools, and skills
  • Gain programming experience
  • Learn how to critique, revise (existing) and design lessons and CS curricula

The Introductory Computer Science Supplementary Authorization

- Can be added to a Multiple Subject Teaching credential and authorizes the holder to teach departmentalized classes related to the supplementary in grades 9 and below.

- Can be added to a Single Subject teaching credential and authorizes the holder to teach the supplementary subject matter content typically included in curriculum guidelines and textbooks for study in grades 9 and below. 


Courses are offered sequentially and they build on each other. They are offered in a hybrid format with online lectures and on-campus hands-on activities. The course sequence starts every summer and participation is considered a year-long commitment.


  • hybrid (online and on-campus) and cohort-based.


  • Dr. Alexandra Chakarov (CS Department at SJSU)
  • Dr. Abigail Joseph (CS Education expert.)

Introductory Authorization (10 units)

  • EDTE 193 Introduction to Emancipatory Approaches to Computing | 1 unit
    • Summer 2022: June 13 - July 29 (No class July 4)
    • Mondays @ 4:30-6:30pm
    • Online
    • Dr. Abigail Joseph
  • EDTE 194 Computing Practice and Programming Toolkit for Problem-Solving | 3 Units
    • Fall 2022: August 19 - December 15
    • TBD
  • EDTE 195 Connecting Communities through Computational Thinking and Computing Systems | 3 Units
    • Spring 2023: January 23 - May 23
    • TBD
  • EDTE 196 Computer Science Education: Pedagogical Practices for Community Impact | 3 units
    • Summer 2023: June 12 - July 28
    • TBD

Application deadline:  May 20, 2022

There will be no classes on July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

Course Schedule*:

  • Summer 2022:  June 13 – July 29
  • Fall 2022:          August 19 – December 15 
  • Spring 2023:     January 23 – May 23 
  • Summer 2023:  June 12 – July 28

*2022-23 academic year pending approval

For additional information:

Application Form

Teacher Insitute Reflections and Testimonials

Listen to Jean Young Back, multiple subject teaching credential candidate at the SJSU Lurie College of Education, and Kelly Herz, 5th grade teacher at Stonegate Elementary in the Franklin-McKinley School District, share their reflections about the science pathway of the 2020 institute and how this experience has shaped them going forward.

Listen to Eduardo Quintero, two-way bilingual Immersion and Mariachi teacher in the San Jose Unified School District, and Kyla McCartney, multiple subject teaching credential candidate at the SJSU Lurie College of Education, share their reflections about the math pathway of the 2020 institute and how this experience has shaped them going forward.

Listen to Pearl Lam, integrated teacher education program (ITEP) student at SJSU, and Roxanne Lanzot, high school teacher at Lincoln High in the San Jose Unified School District, share their reflections about the 2020 institute's computer science seminar and how this experience has shaped them going forward.