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International Diploma for School Teachers in STEM Education (eSTEM)

eSTEM project aims at creating dual (university-school) integrated diploma for developing a new generation of STEM teachers in Egypt, who are capable to provide adequate and innovative teaching in Science, Technology, Math and Engineering-based subjects, embracing STEM philosophy and are capable to bridge the gap between current school education methodologies and those needed for future pre-university school evolution.

Adequate school education is the foundation for any human capacity development in Egypt, which has suffered continual degradation during last 3 decades in both quality and quantity of students pursuing STEM-based careers. This has directly contributed to ranking Egypt in the tail of the list of innovative-driven countries affecting both social and economic prosperity and effective integration in the global system.

This shall be realized by an EG and EU accredited multi-track diploma lasting for 9 months, 6 of which introduced at participating universities covering pedagogical, psychological, technology-based education and engineering modules followed by 3 selective knowledge-specific tracks. The remaining 3 months are covered via apprenticeship

 integration in operating schools.

The diploma program is equipped with a STEM resource center capable of feeding STEM school teachers with ever-developing ICT- and hardware resources converting abstract math/science education into engineering and technology-based innovative applications.

The targets of this program are the employed and future math/science primary/secondary schoolteachers. The proposed diploma shall be developed in cooperation between universities, public authorities and NGOs. The plan is to start running this diploma during the third year of the project to account for fine adjustments. A gap analysis will be developed and followed by comprehensive course development. A wide community impact is expected as outlined by various stakeholders from the higher and pre-university education communities.

Project Deliverables:

  • 9 months diploma for STEM teachers
  • STEM Resource Center

Project Partners

Grant Holder:

  • Ain Shams University (Grant Holder)

European Partners:

  • KTH University
  • Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU)
  • University of Latvia

Egyptian Academic Partners:

  • Nile University
  • Alexandria University

Egyptian Non-Academic Partners

  • Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
  • Ministry of Education
  • Misr El Kheir Foundation (MEK)

ELCC Contributions:

  • Lead the e-content development activities
  • Maintain the consistency throughout the whole online Material
  • Propose a development life cycle that suits the nature of the project
  • Assuring the quality of the developed content
  • Conducting training and workshops to support the technical teams
  • Maintain the pedagogical aspects of e-Resources
  • Support the dissemination activities
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