STEMteach Courses (STEM)
3305 PERSPECTIVES ON MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE This course in the STEMteach sequence explores a selection of topics and episodes in the history of science and mathematics and prepares candidates to broaden their approach to mathematics and science instruction so that they might captivate and retain the interest of all students. By conveying particular human stories about why and how various branches of science and mathematics have originated and evolved, candidates gain insights into the critical thinking processes that lead to scientific creativity. Prerequisites: EDUC 1301 or permission of instructor. Admission to teacher education program. Fall, spring.
3310 RESEARCH METHODS IN MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE This course equips STEMteach candidates with the tools and resources needed to understand the role that science and mathematics plays in solving problems and in developing new knowledge and insights. Upon completion of the course, candidates will have developed skills in research and in the inquiry approach to teaching and learning. Prerequisites: EDUC 1301 or permission of the instructor. Admission to teacher education program.
4305 APPRENTICE TEACHING SEMINAR The Apprentice Teaching seminar provides a supportive environment where apprentice teachers share their experiences and work on solutions to problems they may be experiencing. Master teachers teach the weekly seminar, share their teaching experiences, and facilitate discussions to help apprentice teachers develop their own successful teaching identities. The seminar is an effective forum for candidates to get guidance and additional assistance on classroom management, teaching strategies, and other issues that emerge during the semester. Prerequisites: Completion of all other STEMteach courses or permission of the instructor. Candidates must be concurrently enrolled in STEM 4600. Admission to teacher education program. Fall, spring.
4600 APPRENTICE TEACHING This course offers STEMteach candidates a culminating experience that provides them with the tools needed for their first teaching position. In Apprentice Teaching, candidates are immersed in the expectations, processes, and rewards of teaching. Apprentice Teaching requires field experiences in local secondary school and is taken concurrently with a weekly seminar that brings apprentice teachers together with university master teachers to share experiences and work on solutions to problems that they encounter in the field. Prerequisites: Completion of all other STEMteach courses or permission of the instructor. Students must be concurrently enrolled in STEM 4305 Apprentice Teaching Seminar. Admission to teacher education program. Fall, spring.