Minor in STEM Education
This minor, which can be coupled with a variety of STEM majors and students pursuing the DragonsTeach program, will provide an opportunity for STEM majors to explore STEM Education, and to develop core knowledge and practices in secondary STEM Education. Successful STEM minor students may build upon the minor's course work to readily complete course work leading to recommendation for PA teaching certification as a secondary teacher (grades 7-12) in one or more STEM content areas. Additional course work includes for teacher certification includes Student Teaching and required special education and English language learner courses (an additional 3 courses + student teaching).
|ESTM 201||DragonsTeach: Step 1||1.5|
|ESTM 210||DragonsTeach: Step 2||1.5|
|STEM Education Core Courses|
|ESTM 301||Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science||3.0|
|ESTM 302||Classroom Interactions||3.0|
|ESTM 303||Research and Practice in Science and Mathematics Education||3.0|
|ESTM 350||Problem-Based Instruction||4.0|
|EDUC 428||Cultural and Historical Significance of Mathematics *||3.0-4.0|
|or HIST 288||History of Science: Medieval to Enlightenment|
|STEM Research Methods|
|ESTM 380||Research Methods **||3.0|
|Special Education Courses|
|Select one of the following:|
|Special Education Foundations: Referral and Assessment|
|Inclusionary Practices for Exceptional Students|
|Instructing English Language Learners|
Math majors should take EDUC 428 and Science majors should take HIST 288.
A Research/Methods/Design course from the student's home department may be substituted with consultation from the DragonsTeach advisor.