The Teacher Engineering Education Program (TEEP) program is not accepting applications for the 2023-2024 academic year.
The Teacher Engineering Education Program (TEEP) Certificate enables any K12 teacher to inspire the next generation of creative problem solvers through the power and engagement of engineering education. Participants enroll in four graduate-level courses designed to build knowledge in engineering and expertise in teaching engineering.
Tufts University’s Teacher Engineering Education Program is for any practicing elementary, middle school, or high school teacher who is seeking to change or expand their approach through the integration of engaging hands-on engineering principles in their coursework.
The program is a flexible, affordable, and designed to fit a busy teacher’s lifestyle. All four courses are online, allowing participants to work at their own pace, offering 16 total hours of graduate credit, and a low student-to-instructor ratio. Participants are provided a rich environment of video tutorials, online office hours, and peer feedback as they progress through the program.
All materials necessary to complete the coursework are shipped to participants, including robotics projects and hands-on resources from LEGO Education.
Teachers can choose to take single content and pedagogy courses as their schedule permit, or enroll in a complete certification program from the start.
With education standards now calling for engineering education, and curricula and creativity on the national agenda, it’s an exciting time to be a teacher. K12 teachers from any background will benefit from the knowledge and practice required to integrate hands-on engineering principles into their classrooms.
Tufts University’s groundbreaking Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) pioneered the field of K12 engineering education, producing a body of supporting research and training thousands of practicing teachers.
Join our program and turn your classroom into an engaging place for kids to learn and gain the critical thinking skills to become lifelong problem solvers with the potential to solve the world’s great challenges.
One letter of recommendation
Official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo test scores (if applicable)
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)