National STEM Learning Centre program

STEM Teaching

Master different elements of STEM teaching - Assessment for Learning, Differentiating for Learning and Managing Behaviour for Learning - with this flexible program of online courses from the National STEM Learning Centre.

  • Overview 3 courses
  • Duration 14 weeks
  • Learn Free

Develop your STEM teaching skills and enjoy your teaching more

The STEM Teaching program is a suite of high-impact professional development courses designed for current or trainee STEM teachers in primary and secondary schools, and sixth form and further education colleges.

The three online courses in the STEM program have been developed by the National STEM Learning Centre, to help you understand and use a variety of techniques more effectively - Assessment for Learning (AfL), Differentiating for Learning (DfL) and Managing Behaviour for Learning.

Accessible for free on desktop, tablet or mobile and delivered in bite-sized chunks, the courses provide a flexible way to fit learning into your busy week. And as they progress, you’ll be encouraged to try things out in your laboratory and classroom; actively reflect on what you discover; and share your experience as part of course discussions.

When you complete all three courses and upgrade on each, you will earn a FutureLearn Award as evidence of your continuing professional development (CPD).


3 courses

How does our pricing work?

$168 USD - Course Purchases
$84 USD - Course Upgrades

How do paid courses work?

Paid courses are designed for professionals looking to advance their careers and learn alongside a small group of like minded individuals.

Unlike regular courses, which can be upgraded for a small charge, paid courses cannot be taken for free.

Paid courses include all the benefits of a free course that has been upgraded - such as unlimited access and a downloadable Certificate of Achievement to demonstrate your success when you become eligible*.

*To be eligible for a Certificate of Achievement, you need to:

  • Upgrade your course - you can do this at any point, before, during or after the course
  • Mark 90% of the steps in the course as complete
  • Attempt every test question and score an average of 70% across all course tests

How do course upgrades work?

If you want to spend more time on course material and better demonstrate what you've learned, you may choose to upgrade each course. You can upgrade your courses at any point after you enrol.

When you upgrade a course, you get ongoing access to the course material for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn. This means you can return to the subject whenever you like.

You will also be given access to any course tests, and the ability to qualify for a downloadable and printed Certificate of Achievement to show what you’ve achieved.

Are these the final prices?

Yes. There are no additional fees. The price you see here includes everything - such as test fees, tuition and any additional accreditation provided by the course.

Learn with leading experts in STEM teaching and assessment

The STEM Teaching program has been developed by the National STEM Learning Centre, which provides world-class professional development activities and resources to support the teaching of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects.

On every course, you will learn with leading experts in STEM education and assessment:

  • Dylan Wiliam: Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment at University College London and author of Embedded Formative Assessment;
  • Christine Harrison: Senior Lecturer in Science Education at King’s College London, past Chair of the Association for Science Education and former secondary school teacher;
  • Andrea Mapplebeck: Educational Consultant, Formative Education Ltd and former secondary school teacher;
  • Paul Dix: a leading voice in behaviour management in the UK and internationally, and co-founder of behaviour specialists, Pivotal Education.
  • National STEM Learning Centre

Learning outcomes

This program is designed for English-speaking teachers of STEM subjects in primary and secondary schools, and sixth form and further education colleges.

By the end of the program, you will:

  • understand the theory and science behind effective Assessment for Learning, and how to use it everyday;
  • examine the key principles of effective differentiated learning, and get a range of practical ideas for how to use it;
  • and use rules, routines and recognition to manage behaviour and motivate students.