Maker Education Certificate

Graduate Certificate Hybrid1 year

Maker Education


This graduate-level certificate program is designed to help you gain advanced knowledge and skills for leading roles in 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 Sacramento State.


  • Learn theoretical and practical perspectives on Maker Education 
  • 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 


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 curriculum.

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 makerspace.

Admission Requirements

A 2.5 GPA in the last 60 semester or 90 quarter units completed in an undergraduate degree is required for admission. 


The program cost is $495 per unit or $1,485 per course.  A  $30 departmental fee is paid upon formal admission to the program.  Total program cost is $5,970. You can pay for classes as you go. 

Since this is a certificate program, financial aid is not available.