Curriculum: STEM and Sustainability Education Graduate Certificate

Curriculum: STEM and Sustainability Education Graduate Certificate
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The STEM and Sustainability Education Certificate takes 15 credit hours to complete and can be finished in a year. Students will select classes with their advisor, from among the following options.

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Course Title / Description Credit
Integrating STEM into Practice
Course: CI6005
Credit: 3
This course will provide an interdisciplinary approach to integrating STEM into practice across the disciplines. The course will involve the participation in problem-based and project-based learning activities, mathematics and science inquiries learning tasks, and using technology to gain and display information. Students will practice backwards design to develop their own STEM learning activity. Graduate students will implement their activity in a classroom and monitor student learning outcomes.
Improving Instructional Effectiveness: Clinical Experience
Course: CI7010
Credit: 1
Study of teacher behaviors that influence the academic achievement of students. Participants learn new effective pedagogy and implement one or more of the various strategies into their diverse clinical placements, gather data, and analyze the impact on student learning. This clinical experience can be completed in a student's currentwork setting or in a arranged placement determinedwith their advisors. Students in the medical and advanced teaching master's degree programs must participate in the field experience prior to the completion of their degree.
Science Learning in Laboratory and Inquiry Settings
Course: CI7032
Credit: 3
This course explores the historical development oflaboratory and active learning experiences in science curriculum and classrooms. Students will explore the research on science learning through the use of demonstrations, lab activities, studentinquiries, and problem-based learning.
Mathematics as Problem Solving
Course: CI7040
Credit: 3
This course is appropriate for students who teach mathematics, science or interdisciplinary course work in a variety of school settings and grade levels, K-12. Specific strategies and general heuristics are discussed.
Math as an Interdisciplinary Topic
Course: CI7042
Credit: 3
This course will teach activities to help illustrate the connection between mathematics and other subject areas including music, art, social studies, science, and literacy.
Universal Design for Learning in Blended and Online Contexts
Course: IDT7110
Credit: 3
This course provides an overview of how the principles of Universal Design for Learning can be used to design online and blended learning experiences that meet the needs of diverse learners including those who are accelerated and those who are struggling for a variety of reasons. Special attention will be given to integrating technologies that support student engagement, authentic learning, and general accessibility supports.
Learning Sciences and Technology
Course: IDT8020
Credit: 3
This course provides a fundamental understanding of learning sciences, an interdisciplinary field dedicated to studying learning and how learning may be facilitated in designed environments. Students will design a technology-based learning environment and conduct an evaluation of the embedded theories in an existing environment of their choice, such as digital media, games, or other innovative technologies.
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