Maker Educator Certificate Program

Spring 2019 Registration is now open!

Program Information

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Program Coordinators

Carlos Ayala, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Education

Dan Blake, B.A., M.S.
Program Coordinator, Fall 2016


Scholarships are available because of the generous support of Chevron Social Investment Partnership Grant.

Contact Dan Blake for more information.


Working with maker educators from throughout the Bay Area and with support from Maker Media, Inc., Sonoma State University, School of Extended and International Education and the Sonoma County Office of Education have collaborated to create the Maker Educator Certificate Program, the first such program of its kind. The program offers a series of mini-courses designed for people seeking to lead maker activities in schools, clubs, community centers, libraries, and other organizations. Mini-courses are offered in a variety of formats: face-to-face, hybrid, and online. The pathway to certification is based on a 50-hour requirement and educators can "mix and match" from the mini-courses offered or from approved workshops and courses offered by outside organizations. In order to earn the Maker Educator Certificate, educators must meet the 50-hour requirement and complete two assessments: Maker Portfolio and Maker Design Project. Courses run during Fall, Spring, and Summer. Please note that while educators can enroll in individual courses even if they are not interested in earning a Certificate, the Maker Professional Development course is only available to learners who are completing the entire certificate program.

For questions please contact the Program Coordinator, Dan Blake, at
Contact the School of Extended & International Education, at 707.664.2394.

Educational Philosophy of the Maker Educator Certificate Program

    *Adapted from Connected Learning movement.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of completing the Maker Educator Certificate Program, participants will...