In keeping with the goals presented in the National Science Education Standards, which are stated here:
TEI developed this course specifically around point four because effective science education is vital to a full education. Participants will examine and debate science-oriented strategies, current trends in science education, and succeeding while meeting the National Science Education Standards. Specifically, it will examine their applicability to creating engaging lessons such as labs, assignments, and other activities, as it can be a challenge to produce new, engaging, and applicable science lessons. While this class is primarily designed for science educators, the strategies covered will aid in the teaching of math and technology as well, so we would recommend the class to teachers of those subjects as well.
Available for graduate credit through Carlow University, Notre Dame College, and The College of Saint Rose.
Graduate participants earn 3 semester hours of graduate credit and will receive a transcript from one of our partner institutions below. Professional development participants will receive a certificate of completion for 45 hours of professional developments credit for face-to-face classes and 60 hours of professional development credit for online classes.
Session/Module 1: Science as a Process
Session/Module 2: Science Standards at Every Level
Session/Module 3: Introducing FACTS
Session/Module 4: Using Inquiry Based Laboratory Exercises to Enhance Science Retention
Session/Module 5: Demos and Models and Science Fairs – another way to teach ideas
Session/Module 6: Another type of fun in Science – Roleplays, Games, and Songs
Session/Module 7: Reading and Writing in Science
Session/Module 8: Multimedia and Science
Session/Module 9: Science and Technology
Session/Module 10: Final Presentations
Online 3-graduate credit courses are 13 weeks in length.
Face-to-face courses are held Friday evening from 6:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday/Sunday, 8:30am-5:30pm.
Weekday courses are Monday-Friday from 8:00am- 6:00pm.
It is the responsibility of the student to check with their state, county, district, or school to ensure that all requirements are being met by the course you're taking.
Check the Partner Universities tab for specific university information as well as course numbers which are specific to the university partner.
Students are to purchase their own textbook, the information for which can be found here. Most courses require a book but some do not, so check the list for your specific course. If no book is required it will be specified.
Professional development (PD) participants receive a certificate of completion from TEI for 45 hours of PD credit for face to face classes and 60 hours of PD credit for online classes. These certificates are mailed within one week of the end of the class.