EDUC671 - Integrated Elementary Mathematics and Sciences

Course Details

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
06/26/2023 - 12/01/2023 12/04/2023 - 01/28/2024 December Fall 2023 Session D 8 Week session
08/28/2023 - 02/02/2024 02/05/2024 - 03/31/2024 February Winter 2024 Session I 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)
NameGrade %
Discussions 20.00%
Week 1: Introductions 1.67%
Week 1: Content Standards 1.67%
Week 2: Inquiry 1.67%
Week 2: Experiment Forum 1.67%
Week 3: Misconceptions 1.67%
Week 4: Technology 1.67%
Week 5: Understanding How Children Learn 1.67%
Week 5: Experiment Forum 1.67%
Week 6: Questioning Strategies for Inquiry-Based Teaching and Learning 1.67%
Week 6: Experiment Forum 1.67%
Week 7: Diversity in the Math Science Classroom 1.67%
Week 8: Assessment 1.67%
Assignments 60.00%
My Position Paper 20.00%
Technology Review 20.00%
Physics Curriculum Resource Project 20.00%
Integrated Unit 20.00%
Integrated Mini Unit 20.00%

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.