Learn the art of science communication and their ability to inspire and educate everyone from young students to other professionals. The IIAS Professional Certificate in Science Education introduces the student to the citizen-science methodology and then challenges the student to employ varying tools and techniques to engage different communities in science, using the inspiring power of Project PoSSUM and Project OTTER science campaigns.
The Professional Certificate in Science Education
The IIAS Professional Certificate in Science Education is a 16-credit certification designed for the student or professional interested in a career in education harnessing the influential power of human space flight to inspire students to excel in STEM academics. Prospective applicants must have successfully competed the requirements for AST 101 (Fundamentals of Astronautics). Upon completion of the prescribed courses, the candidate should petition for graduation through the link below.
Requirements for the IIAS Science Education Certificate
|AST 101||Fundamentals of Astronautics (with PoSSUM Scientist-Astronaut Upgrade)||2|
|Special Topic||Space Suit Technician Qualification*||1|
|Special Topic||Simulator Pilot Qualification||1|
|EDU 101||Citizen-Science Research Methods||2|
|EDU 102||Science Communication||3|
|EDU 103||IIAS Instructor Qualification Program*||3|
|EDU 104||IIAS Leadership Development Program*||3|
* These courses require completion of the AST 101 curriculum under the ‘PoSSUM Scientist-Astronaut Qualification Program’. ‘Advanced PoSSUM Academy’ completion in itself is not qualifying. Advanced PoSSUM Academy Graduates are encouraged to apply for an equivalency assessment through their IIAS advisor prior to enrolling in EDU 103, EDU 104, or for the IIAS Space Suit Technician Qualification Program.