This graduate-level certificate program is designed to help
you gain critical knowledge of making, the maker
movement and Maker Education. We will examine the ideas and
practices associated with educational reforms that emphasize
“do-it-yourself” (DIY) learning and culture.
This program is offered as a partnership between the College
of Education and the College of Continuing Education at
Learn theoretical and practical perspectives on Maker
Cultivate “design thinking”
skills like communication, collaboration, critical
thinking and problem-solving
Join a vibrant network of mentors and collaborators from the
maker community in Sacramento
Get hands-on experience in Sac State’s new makerspace
Learn how to draw on diverse perspectives and unique
strengths to develop effective collaboration, communication,
creativity, and problem-solving skills
This program is designed for educators and others
interested in learning the theories behind maker education, as
well as how to build their own makerspaces and develop
It’s intended for those working in schools
and libraries, or fields focused on design, art,
engineering and product development.
This certificate program consists of four courses for a total of
12 units. Some courses will be offered online. Successful
completion of the certificate requires students to receive a 2.5
or higher GPA in all courses.
Courses focus on the theory of maker education and also
require students to conduct research in their communities to
learn what resources may be needed to create or support a
Apply by May 15, 2020 for consideration. Program application will
A 2.5 GPA in the last 60 semester or 90 quarter units completed
in an undergraduate degree is required for admission.