Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

EDMG 6242 STEM Methods

The purpose of this course is to provide teacher candidates with content-specific knowledge, methods, and theoretical basis necessary for success in the middle school science and mathematics classrooms. The course content emphasizes: teaching for conceptual understanding, problem solving, reasoning and sense making, inquiry (hands-on and minds-on instruction), modeling, representations, use of technology, and especially, design of interdisciplinary, integrated curricular units. The course is also designed to help teacher candidates to develop an understanding of how to use national and state science (e.g., the Next Generation Science Standards [NGSS]) and mathematics (e.g., the Common Core State Standards-Mathematics [CCSSM]) standards in lesson planning, instruction, and assessment, and become aware of various teaching resources that are available to enrich math instruction.