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STEM 520 – iSTEM Education Pedagogy

This 3 credit course is a graduate level course centered on pedagogies used in STEM education, separately and as an integrative method.  This course assumes that students have substantial experience as a K-12 teacher.

A summary of the topics covered in this course are:

  1. historical perspective of signature pedagogies used in Math, Science, and Engineering / Technology
  2. contrast and compare these pedagogies
  3. investigate specific examples of Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) in the STEM disciplines
  4. put the reviewed pedagogies into context with current integrative-STEM educational methods and the philosophical basis of the Understanding-by-Design curricular development model
  5. investigate the impacts of pedagogy on curriculum, classroom management/practice, assessment and teacher evaluation methods and
  6. develop a deeper understanding and complete in-depth experiences with design-centric Problem-based Learning (PBL), including safety considerations.   

To take this course, you must be an iSTEM graduate student. This course is to be taken along with STEM 510 & 530, its complementary courses.