Teaching STEM Methods

Course Description

This eight week course is designed to prepare pre-service teachers with the knowledge and skills necessary to teach students in grades K-8 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics(STEM). This includes developing rigorous, standards-based lessons that are engaging, enjoyable, and meaningful to students. Opportunities will also be provided to explore, analyze, and incorporate digital resources for teaching STEM methods.

Learning Outcomes

  • Research and analyze the profound gap between the knowledge and skills most students learn in school and the knowledge and skills needed to meet the nation’s current workforce development needs in STEM-related fields.
  • Analyze local, state, and/or national data comparing equity gaps for students entering STEM-related careers.
  • Apply evidence-based methods for teaching STEM content and concepts.
  • Apply evidence-based strategies for differentiation of STEM instruction for diverse students including culture/race, ability/disability, gender, age, socioeconomic status.
  • Analyze strategies for overcoming barriers to applying instructional strategies that infuse problem-solving, rigorous and relevant questions, systems thinking, problem identification, formulation and solution into instruction and develop strategies to overcome the difficulty.
  • Apply evidence-based research and redesign a classroom unit utilizing STEM education attributes.


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