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Course Code: EDUC671 Course ID: 4177 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course emphasizes the objectives, methods, instruction, and integration of elementary school mathematics and science through a STEAM (STEM + the Arts) lens. Educators will examine research related to elementary school mathematics and science instruction with an emphasis on innovative programs and approaches. Activities include analyzing and evaluating educational trends, curricular materials, and techniques related to teaching mathematics and science to elementary school children. Additional topics include brain-based learning, technology integration, thematic/integrated instruction, and quality children’s literature as enhancements to facilitate children’s understanding of math and science/STEAM concepts and skills. (Prerequisite: EDUC503)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
02/22/2022 - 07/29/2022 08/01/2022 - 09/25/2022 August Summer 2022 Session I 8 Week session
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 11/27/2022 October Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

This course will be centered on the attainment of the course objectives listed below. These objectives are understood to be reflective of the following standards: National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. As a result of participation in this course, students will be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of the national education standards for mathematics and science (NCTM 6,8)(NSTA 1a,6a,6b)(NBPTS 2,4)
  • Identify ways math and science standards impact teaching and learning (NCTM 6,8)(NSTA 1a,6a,6b)(NBPTS 2,4)
  • Examine the use of standards within their own classroom (NCTM 6,8)(NSTA 1a,6a,6b)(NBPTS 2,4)
  • Develop an understanding of recent trends in mathematics and science education (NCTM 1,6,7,8)(NSTA 1b,2a,4a,6a,6b,6c)(NBPTS 1,3,4)
  • Assess the value of teaching using an inquiry approach (NCTM 1,6,7,8)(NSTA 1b,2a,3a,5a)(NBPTS 1,2,3,4)
  • Identify the basic processes involved in inquiry based learning (NCTM 2,4)(NSTA 1b,2a,3a,5a)(NBPTS 2,3,4)
  • Develop an understanding of the impact of misconceptions in the classroom (NCTM 4,5,6)(NSTA 1b,2a,4a,5a,6c) (NBPTS 3,4)
  • Examine ways to identify misconceptions in the classroom (NCTM 5,6)(NSTA 2a,4a,5a,6c)(NBPTS 3,4)
  • Identify possible means of misconceptions and increased awareness for diverse students (NCTM 4,5,6)(NSTA 2b,4a,5a,6c)(NBPTS 1,3,4)
  • Define how technology can be used to enhance curriculum (NCTM 3,6,8)(NSTA 1b,4a,5b,6a)(NBPTS 2,4)
  • Critically examine various technological websites for integration into the curriculum (NCTM 3,6,8) (NSTA 1b,4a,5b,6a)(NBPTS 2,4)
  • Critically examine software for integration into the curriculum (NCTM 3,6,8)(NSTA 1b,4a,5b,6a) (NBPTS 2,4)
  • Understand the need for systematic approaches to teaching (NCTM 2,4,7,8)(NSTA 1b,2a,2b,6c)(NBPTS 1,2,3,4)
  • Explain age related difficulties that may arise with math and science concepts (NCTM 2,4,7,8)(NSTA 2b,5a,2a,6c)(NBPTS 1,2,3,4)
  • Identify characteristics of effective teaching in the areas of science and mathematics (NCTM 5,6)(NSTA 1b,2b,6c)(NBPTS 1,2,3,4)
  • Describe the methods for ascertaining prior knowledge (NCTM 5,6)(NSTA 2a,5a,6c)(NBPTS 2,3,4)
  • Evaluate strategies for developing effective questioning (NCTM 5,6)(NSTA 2b,5a)(NBPTS 2,3,4,5)
  • Explain the role of questioning in teaching math and science (NCTM 5,6)(NSTA 1b,2b,3a,3b,5a)(NBPTS 2,3,4,5)
  • Explain the various needs students may exhibit in the inclusive classroom (NCTM 4,6)(NSTA2b,5a,6c)(NBPTS 1,2,3,4)
  • Evaluate lesson plan and classroom modifications that may be required to accommodate all learners (NCTM 1,4,6)(NSTA 2b,5a,6c)(NBPTS 1,2,3,4)
  • Create lesson plans with accommodations/modifications (NCTM 1,4,6)(NSTA 2b,3a,3b,5a,6c) (NBPTS 1,2,3,5
  • Explain the purposes of assessment (NCTM 1,3,5,6,7,8)(NSTA 1b,5a)(NBPTS 3)
  • Describe appropriate ways to accommodate learners in assessments (NCTM 1,4,6)(NSTA 2b,5a,6c)(NBPTS 1,2,3,4)
  • Create lesson plans containing quality assessments (NCTM 1,3,5,6,7,8) (NSTA 2b,3a,3b,5a)(NBPTS 1,3)

This course will be centered on the attainment of the course objectives listed below. These objectives are understood to be reflective of the following standards: National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. As a result of participation in this course, students will be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of the national education standards for mathematics and science (NCTM 6,8)(NSTA 1a,6a,6b)(NBPTS 2,4)
  • Identify ways math and science standards impact teaching and learning (NCTM 6,8)(NSTA 1a,6a,6b)(NBPTS 2,4)
  • Examine the use of standards within their own classroom (NCTM 6,8)(NSTA 1a,6a,6b)(NBPTS 2,4)
  • Develop an understanding of recent trends in mathematics and science education (NCTM 1,6,7,8)(NSTA 1b,2a,4a,6a,6b,6c)(NBPTS 1,3,4)
  • Assess the value of teaching using an inquiry approach (NCTM 1,6,7,8)(NSTA 1b,2a,3a,5a)(NBPTS 1,2,3,4)
  • Identify the basic processes involved in inquiry based learning (NCTM 2,4)(NSTA 1b,2a,3a,5a)(NBPTS 2,3,4)
  • Develop an understanding of the impact of misconceptions in the classroom (NCTM 4,5,6)(NSTA 1b,2a,4a,5a,6c) (NBPTS 3,4)
  • Examine ways to identify misconceptions in the classroom (NCTM 5,6)(NSTA 2a,4a,5a,6c)(NBPTS 3,4)
  • Identify possible means of misconceptions and increased awareness for diverse students (NCTM 4,5,6)(NSTA 2b,4a,5a,6c)(NBPTS 1,3,4)
  • Define how technology can be used to enhance curriculum (NCTM 3,6,8)(NSTA 1b,4a,5b,6a)(NBPTS 2,4)
  • Critically examine various technological websites for integration into the curriculum (NCTM 3,6,8) (NSTA 1b,4a,5b,6a)(NBPTS 2,4)
  • Critically examine software for integration into the curriculum (NCTM 3,6,8)(NSTA 1b,4a,5b,6a) (NBPTS 2,4)
  • Understand the need for systematic approaches to teaching (NCTM 2,4,7,8)(NSTA 1b,2a,2b,6c)(NBPTS 1,2,3,4)
  • Explain age related difficulties that may arise with math and science concepts (NCTM 2,4,7,8)(NSTA 2b,5a,2a,6c)(NBPTS 1,2,3,4)
  • Identify characteristics of effective teaching in the areas of science and mathematics (NCTM 5,6)(NSTA 1b,2b,6c)(NBPTS 1,2,3,4)
  • Describe the methods for ascertaining prior knowledge (NCTM 5,6)(NSTA 2a,5a,6c)(NBPTS 2,3,4)
  • Evaluate strategies for developing effective questioning (NCTM 5,6)(NSTA 2b,5a)(NBPTS 2,3,4,5)
  • Explain the role of questioning in teaching math and science (NCTM 5,6)(NSTA 1b,2b,3a,3b,5a)(NBPTS 2,3,4,5)
  • Explain the various needs students may exhibit in the inclusive classroom (NCTM 4,6)(NSTA2b,5a,6c)(NBPTS 1,2,3,4)
  • Evaluate lesson plan and classroom modifications that may be required to accommodate all learners (NCTM 1,4,6)(NSTA 2b,5a,6c)(NBPTS 1,2,3,4)
  • Create lesson plans with accommodations/modifications (NCTM 1,4,6)(NSTA 2b,3a,3b,5a,6c) (NBPTS 1,2,3,5
  • Explain the purposes of assessment (NCTM 1,3,5,6,7,8)(NSTA 1b,5a)(NBPTS 3)
  • Describe appropriate ways to accommodate learners in assessments (NCTM 1,4,6)(NSTA 2b,5a,6c)(NBPTS 1,2,3,4)
  • Create lesson plans containing quality assessments (NCTM 1,3,5,6,7,8) (NSTA 2b,3a,3b,5a)(NBPTS 1,3)
Book Title:Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9780873537742
Publication Info:NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) Lib
Author:NCTM
Unit Cost:$24.32
 
Book Title:Melvin & Muffin: Physics on the Playground: (Exploring Newton's 3rd Law) Vol. 1
ISBN:9781722244392
Publication Info:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Author:Tate, K.J.
Unit Cost:$14.99
 
Book Title:From STEM to STEAM: Using Brain-Compatible Strategies to Integrate the Arts *Note: the price provided is for the VitalSource eBook
ISBN:9781506322452
Publication Info:Sage
Author:Sousa, D. and Pilecki, T.
Unit Cost:$37.59
Electronic ISBN:9781506322452
Electronic Unit Cost:$37.59
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.