Certification in English to Speakers of Other Languages (P-12), 2013
Certification in Reading (P-12), 2011
Education Specialist in Supervision and Administration, Lincoln Memorial University, 2008
Master of Education in Early Childhood Education, Georgia State University, 2006
Certification in Early Childhood Education (P-5), Georgia State University, 2005
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, Georgia State University, 2001
• Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) education in high need schools; specifically issues of equity, teacher dispositions and teacher preparation
• Effective practices in STEAM education and culturally relevant pedagogy
Bejanae Kareem began her career as an educational professional after earning a Bachelors of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Georgia State University. Bejanae was inspired to close the achievement gap for underrepresented children and has served as an educator in urban schools for over ten years. Her teaching experience inspired her to obtain teacher certification and a Masters degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. Since, she has taught a variety of learners; from early childhood to post-secondary in virtual and traditional classroom settings.
During her experience as an education practitioner, she has served as a robotics coach, conducted experimental research with the NASA’s Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program, served on the Georgia Department of Education’s Instructional Technology Advisory Committee, and coordinated a special needs student program to make contact with the International Space Station.
Kareem, B. (2013, October). “STEM education for all.” Presented for the 2013 National Cares HBCU Rising STEM Mentorship Initiative, Atlanta, GA.
Kareem, B. (2013, August). “Mathematics: content within the content.” Presented for the 2013 Teach For America STEM Content Retreat, Atlanta, GA.
Williams, B., Jarrett, O.S., and Kareem, B. (2013, May). “Cultivating excellence in urban science education.” Presented for the 2013 National Science Teachers Association STEM Expo, St. Louis, MO.
Kareem, B., Thomas, R., Clay, T., Williams, B., and Jarrett, O.S. (2013, May). “Urban STEM education using a trilateral model.” Presented for the 2013 National Science Teachers Association STEM Expo, St. Louis, MO.
Kareem, B., Thomas, R., Clay, T., and Abdullah, K. (2013, April). “Urban STEM education using a trilateral model.” Presented for the 2013 SOURCES Conference, Atlanta, GA.
Thomas, R., Kareem, B., and Haynes, S. K. (2013, March). “Urban STEM education using a trilateral model.” Presented for the 2013 Georgia Association of Gifted Children, Athens, GA.
Kareem, B., Thomas, R., Haynes, S. K., and Abdullah, K. (2012, October). “Urban STEM education using a trilateral model.” Presented for the 2012 Georgia Educational Research Association Research, Savannah, GA.
Jarrett, O. S., Williams, B., Jones, B., Kieh, S., Shiferaw, M., Johnson, S., Champion, R., Kareem, B. (2008, October). Are you smarter than an elementary school student? Clearing up common misconceptions in elementary science. Presented for the regional 2008 conference of the National Science Teachers Association, Charlotte, NC.
Heins, K., Thomas, R., Sanborn, B., Kareem, B., and Lara, M. (2011, October). “Does G-Force Affect Bubbles?” Presented for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program, Houston, TX.