DragonsTeach Certification Minor

About the Minor

This minor can be coupled with a variety of STEM majors. It will provide an opportunity to explore STEM education and to develop core knowledge and practices in secondary STEM education. Successful STEM Education minor candidates will be prepared to apply for the PA Instructional I teaching certification as a secondary teacher (grades 7-12) in one or more STEM content areas. This minor includes coursework that meets the requirements to be recommended for teacher certification in PA.

Admission Requirements

Must be a STEM major.

Program Requirements

Introductory Courses
ESTM 201DragonsTeach: Step 11.5
ESTM 210DragonsTeach: Step 21.5
STEM Education Core Courses
ESTM 301Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science3.0
ESTM 302Classroom Interactions3.0
ESTM 350Project-Based Instruction4.0
History of Science or Mathematics Course *
ESTM 362Perspectives in Science and Mathematics Education3.0
or MTED 428 Cultural and Historical Significance of Mathematics
or HIST 285 Technology in Historical Perspective
STEM Teaching Methods Course
MTED 419Teaching Secondary Mathematics3.0
or EDUC 315 Secondary Science Teaching Methods
or ESTM 335 Teaching Secondary Computer Science
STEM Research Methods **
ESTM 364Methods of Research and Inquiry in Science and Mathematics 3.0
Special Education and English Language Learner Courses
EDEX 142Special Education Foundations: Referral and Assessment3.0
EDEX 344Inclusive Practices3.0
EDUC 365Foundations in Instructing English Language Learners3.0
Student Teaching
ESTM 409Student Teaching Seminar3.0
Total Credits34.0

NOTE: In addition, students specifically pursuing secondary level Mathematics PA Teacher Certification must also complete ESTM T380: Functions and Modeling.

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