Master of Education: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education: Course DescriptionsMaster of Education: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education: Course Descriptions

Master of Education: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education: Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

 

RES 800: Methods of Research - This course explores the design and analysis of experimental and quasi-experimental research.  It explores both quantitative and qualitative techniques.  In addition to being able to design and conduct basic research an outcome of this course is to develop effective consumers of the research literature.

 

EDE701 - Standards Aligned Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment - This course is designed to provide a complete understanding of the history, organizational patterns and resources available for the development of the school curriculum. Emphasis is on recent developments in curricula for infant/toddler programs, pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and grades 1 - 12. Students receive an introduction to the many facets of curriculum development. Varied opportunities are provided for the students to apply, synthesize and evaluate information through cooperative and interactive learning experiences.

 

EDE 770: The Nature of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Inquiry Learning in Elementary/Middle Schools - This course explores recent developments in the science of learning with an emphasis on inquiry as practiced by the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professions.  Candidates will examine the nature of inquiry through historical biography, case studies of exemplary teaching practices, and research on how elementary/middle school children learn STEM content and practical experience conducting STEM inquiry projects.

 

EDE 771: Teaching Elementary & Middle School Children Earth and Space Science - This course develops the candidates' capacity to design and deliver curriculum, instruction and assessment to elementary/middle school children in earth and space science.  Rooted in educational standards, assessment anchors and the common explanations children use to understand scientific phenomena, the candidates will engage in advanced studies of exemplary teaching strategies and in-depth exploration of pedagogical content knowledge through engaging activities aligned with the needs of practicing teachers.

 

EDE 772: Teaching Elementary &  Middle School Children Life Science - This course develops the candidates' capacity to design and deliver curriculum, instruction and assessment to elementary/middle school children in biology, ecology, nature-study and environmental science.  Rooted in educational standards, assessment anchors and the common explanations children use to understand scientific phenomena, the candidates will engage in advanced studies of exemplary teaching strategies and in-depth exploration of pedagogical content knowledge through engaging activities aligned with the needs of practicing teachers.

EDE 773: Teaching Elementary &  Middle School Children Physical Science - This course develops the candidates' capacity to design and deliver curriculum, instruction and assessment to elementary/middle school children in the physical sciences.  Rooted in educational standards, assessment anchors and the common explanations children use to understand scientific phenomena, the candidates will engage in advanced studies of exemplary teaching strategies and in-depth exploration of pedagogical content knowledge through engaging activities aligned with the needs of practicing teachers.

 

EDE 774: Teaching Elementary &  Middle School Children Math - This course develops the candidates' capacity to design and deliver curriculum, instruction and assessment to elementary/middle school children in mathematics.  Rooted in educational standards, assessment anchors and the common explanations children use to understand math, the candidates will engage in advanced studies of exemplary teaching strategies and pedagogical content knowledge through engaging activities aligned with the needs of practicing teachers.

 

TED 775: Integrating Technology in Elementary/Middle School STEM Curriculum - This course provides elementary and middle level teachers an in-depth, research-based examination of technological literacy education within STEM disciplines. Candidates examine relevant technology education academic standards and design curriculum, instruction and assessment to enhance student achievement of proficiency in technological literacy. The course focuses on successful instructional strategies for integrating technology education throughout the existing school curriculum and aligning technology activities to help students achieve academic standards.

 

EDE 765: Teachers as Leaders - This course prepares Candidates to serve as leaders in their classrooms, schools, districts and profession through in-depth study of teacher leadership theory, best-practice strategies and case studies of exemplary teacher leadership.  Candidates will identify a potential leadership role and apply course principles in a teacher leadership project appropriate for their context.

 

EDE 776: Integrative Project in STEM Education - Candidates will learn advanced instructional strategies using research-based case studies and apply these principles through the design of curriculum, instruction and assessment.  This course provides candidates opportunities to apply their understanding of STEM education through direct interactions with children in schools, teacher leadership initiatives, community service, scientific laboratory experiences, environmental interpretation in parks and science learning in museums.  Candidates will design and complete integrative academic assignments that demonstrate application of STEM education, experiential education and service learning instructional strategies.