Engineering Education

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

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Medford, MA 02155
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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.

Faculty

Merredith Portsmore
Merredith Portsmore
Director, Center for Engineering Education and Outreach; Research Assistant Professor, Education
Ph.D. , Tufts University
How children engage in planning for engineering design problems; Children's use and development of representations in engineering design planning; Children's development of engineering design process skills through sustained engagement in engineering education; Exploring the role of the engineering design project in children's science learning
Ethan Danahy
Research Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , Tufts University
Technology Solutions Assisting Engineering Education

Essay 1: Please describe your teaching philosophy (400-800 words)
Essay 2: Please describe an episode of a single student (or group of students) learning that you found particularly powerful (400-800 words)

Official Test Scores

Test scores from standardized tests such as the Graduate GMAT or GRE are not required. Tufts CEEO believes that the quality of the applicant's academic record, work experience and letters of recommendation are the best indicators of potential for success in the program. If you have previously taken the GRE and GMAT and would like to submit your scores as part of your application, the Tufts University code number is 3901.

Application Deadline for Fall 2018

  • Fall (Round 1): January 13
  • Fall (Round 2): March 13
  • Fall (Round 3): May 12
  • Fall (Round 4): June 15
  • Rolling admissions after June 15

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

School of Engineering
Tufts University
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Medford, MA 02155
 
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