STEM Teach

Indiana STEM Teachers Get PGPs, Tuition, Stipend

For Learning Forensics at Saint Joseph's College

STEM Teacher with Dr. Haskell Fist Bump

Through a grant from the Education Roundtable, the Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) has brought together a group of private colleges and universities to offer STEM courses and workshops for K-12 teachers, including graduate courses that can lead to dual credit certification.

You’ll have the opportunity to take courses and workshops free of charge, earn credits or PGPs, and receive a $400 completion award for each course or workshop successfully finished.

  • Learn DNA Evidence Recovery and Comparison.  Instructor: Paulita McGuire, Indiana State Police, Forensic Scientist 1
  • Spring 2015:  Saturdays:  Jan 31, Feb 28, Mar 14, Apr 4 & 11
  • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Saint Joseph's College campus 

Summer 2015 STEM Courses

Benefits of Learning at Saint Joseph's College

  • Learn from internationally acclaimed top experts
  • Dynamic faculty
  • Network with peers and professionals in the field
  • Proximity to major metro areas
  • All courses have a hands-on component--learn by doing!

Among the Teachers
 in the SJC Forensic Science Program:  

Dr. Anne Perez, forensic scientist who is working on the recent Gary, Indiana homicides. She was also featured nationally on "Science Friday" on National Public Radio in October 2014. 

Dr. Anne Perez




More Information

Forensic Entomology Program at SJC

Download Q & A from Independent Colleges of Indiana 

STEM Teach Program:

SJC news release


Crime Scene School Book

Events Calendar

Explore the Core
  • SJC Education Students in the field

    Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Like Elementary Education major Brittany Cooper ’12, you start your major as soon as you walk in the door, so you will have four years of knowledge and experience in your field.You can even change your mind about your major and still graduate on time with lots of experience.

    Core and the major work in harmony to develop the cognitive skills requisite for success in a competitive, global society. Students better understand the forces that shape the future by exploring the past. They discuss contemporary events; analyze the impact of science on our understanding of humanity and the universe; and investigate diverse cultures and world civilizations. 

  • Professor Fred and Sally Berger at Graduation


    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors, such as Communication Professors Fred and Sally Berger, do more for you—they serve as mentors. Studies show that having a mentor leads to success in your field. Alumni often tell us how their professors not only played a major role in their success, but also became lifelong friends.  If you are undecided about what to major in, we help you decide.

  • High Quality Academics

    In the Core Program, you will be inspired to debate, analyze, and solve problems. Discussion of culture and society, the modern world, and Christian Humanism are just a few highlights of the Program. New perspectives will be gained, your worldview will expand, and you will graduate from SJC as a well rounded, highly marketable person.

  • Visiting Chinese Students


    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life. LaMichelle Sanders ’14, for example, has spent two summers helping Chinese study abroad students adapt to life in the U.S. and at SJC. If you want to start a club or activity that doesn’t exist, we encourage you to start one. At SJC, prepare yourself for what you want to do in life.

  • Hoop House student workers

    Real-life Skills

    Because of the skills you develop by having the Core Program interact with your major for four years in addition to internships, job shadowing, and service learning, you get hands-on experience in preparation for your career or graduate school. Students Hanna Kane ’14, Emily Baird ’15, and Alyssa Guarnaccia ’14 collect food in the SJC hoophouse to be distributed on campus. You will also get four years of analytical, writing, and speaking skills that will serve you well for the rest of your life.

  • Images of Students

    Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Get a jump start on your career and have your resume ready to go at graduation.  

  • Images of Students


    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors do more for you—they serve as mentors.

  • Images of Students

    High Quality Academics

    The Core Program is all about you and your role in the world.


  • Images of Students


    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life.

  • Images of Students

    Real-life Skills

    Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.