Engineering Education

The Teacher Engineering Education Program (TEEP) Certificate Program empowers teachers to bring hands-on engineering to their students.

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Bendetson Hall
Medford, MA 02155
(617) 627-3395

The Teacher Engineering Education Program (TEEP) Certificate Program graduate courses are designed to build knowledge in engineering and expertise in teaching engineering. Participants enroll as learners in four graduate-level courses that are rigorous and engaging. Each course is worth four graduate credit hours, giving participants a total of 16 credit hours upon completion.

The TEEP program is modeled after Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach in-person, hands-on workshops and courses. The courses aren't filled with lectures and multiple choice but with hands-on challenges, work with your own students, and discussions. For content courses, participants are shipped a kit of materials right to their door, and upload pictures and video of their engineering design solutions in an easy-to-use website. Pedagogy courses task participants with interviewing students, trying activities in their classrooms, and discussing readings. Weekly assignments are designed to work with busy schedules.

Learn more about the coursework and teaching and support at the TEEP website.


Merredith Portsmore
Merredith Portsmore
Director, Center for Engineering Education and Outreach; Research Associate Professor, CEEO
Ph.D. , Tufts University
K-12 engineering education; engineering design problems and planning; children's science learning
Ethan Danahy
Research Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , Tufts University
Educational Technology, Collaboration, Robotics, Makerspaces, Hands-on learning, Project-based learning

Application Deadline

Fall: Round 1 (January 13), Round 2 (March 13), Round 3 (May 12), Round 4 (June 15), and rolling admission on a space available basis after June 15.

Application Requirements:

> Application Fee
> Resume/CV
> Personal Statement

- Please give your reasons for deciding to do graduate work in the field you have chosen. We are particularly concerned that you cover these points: What previous experiences and commitments have brought you to consider applying for graduate training? What are your chief objectives in applying now? How do you think this Tufts program will help you in the pursuit of your objectives and vocation?

Supplementary Essay 1
- Please describe your teaching philosophy (400-800 words).

Supplementary Essay 2
- Please describe an episode of a single student (or group of students) learning that you found particularly powerful (400-800 words).

> Official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo test scores (if applicable)
> Transcripts
> One letter of recommendation

To learn more about the TEEP certificate program, please contact the graduate program director.

School of Engineering
Tufts University
200 Boston Avenue, Suite G810
Medford, MA 02155
Office: 617-627-5888