Elementary teachers looking to develop a deeper understanding and flexible application of inquiry-based practice, specifically in mathematics and science, will choose a course of study in Elementary Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
The rigorous curriculum challenges elementary teachers to focus their attention on curriculum, pedagogy and assessment practices that:
- Practice model-based reasoning and inquiry as instructional strategies for integrating STEM disciplines in the elementary classroom;
- Teach you how to facilitate creative and innovative thinking about the natural world and how to challenge students to solve real-world problems through constructive activity and modeling processes;
- Offer collaborative problem solving and opportunities to engage in rich discourse with instructors and other educators in your field from around the world.
The Master’s of Education in Elementary STEM requires a minimum of 32 units of study. The program can be completed in about one year on a full-time basis or over the course of two to three years on a part-time basis.
- Framing the Social Context of High Needs Schools
- The Application of Theories of Learning to Classroom Practice
- Multimedia Literacy
- Academic Issues Affecting Gifted and High Ability Students
- New Media Literacies in High Needs Schools
- STEM Education from a Project-Based Learning Approach
- Capstone in Learning and Instruction – A
- Introduction to Special Education
- Facilitating Creativity and Innovation in STEM
- Capstone in Learning and Instruction – B
- Teacher Leadership
- Implementing a Classroom-Based STEM Project
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