How To Apply

If you have recently completed the PDP (taught your activity, followed by timely completion of program requirements and documentation), please consider applying for an ISEE certificate.  If you are interested in a certificate and you completed the PDP more than a year ago, please contact ISEE to clarify documentation requirements for your year. In order to obtain the Certificate in Inclusive Inquiry STEM Education, PDP participants must submit the following for consideration:

1) Application for Certificate

2) Completed PDP Teaching Plan

Save your team’s Teaching Plan as a Word or PDF file and e-mail to Nicole Mattacola (  Note that filling out the Teaching Plan is a standard PDP requirement and by completing the requirements of the PDP you have already made significant progress in earning a certificate.

3) PDP Post-Teaching Report

2015-present: If you completed this Google form at the end of your PDP experience, we have your response on file.  Before 2015: please send a copy of your completed post-teaching report to Nicole Mattacola (

4) One of your responses to the Post-Teaching report that we can post on the ISEE web page. 

Beginning with PDP participants in the 2018 cohort, we ask that you submit your Post-Teaching Report response to one of the three following prompts that you answered: Assess/Reflect upon main content learning outcome, assess/reflect upon main STEM practice, or your equitable & inclusive teaching response. 
  • If necessary, please revise your response to address an academic audience who have not participated in the PDP.  
  • If you would like, ISEE can advise you in choosing one of the three responses. Contact Rafael Palomino ( for help. 
Save your summary in a PDF file and e-mail it to Nicole Mattacola ( 

5) A short bio that we can post on the ISEE web page. 

Include what you are doing now, your future plans, and how you envision using the PDP in your future career.


  • After completing the PDP, please submit your Teaching Plan and Post-Teaching Report in a timely manner (as is expected of all PDP participants)
  • Submission of your Application for the Certificate begins the process of earning the certificate
  • Once you have submitted all documents (listed above) your certificate application will be reviewed for completeness, and additional information will be requested if needed (e.g. edits to the summary of your activity)
  • You will receive an email notification upon approval, and a hard copy certificate will be mailed to you soon after
  • We will post your bio, write-up, and additional information on the ISEE "Certificate Recipients" page