EDCI 539/STEM 539: Intro to K-12 Integrated STEM Education

(3 credit hours)

Explore the implications for teaching, learning and teacher education through an evaluation of integrated approaches to STEM, national teaching standards and current research. This course introduces common learning theories and integrated STEM pedagogies, including project/problem-based (PBL), design-based and inquiry-based approaches to teaching. Learn to plan and create integrated STEM instruction for K-12 classrooms. In this course, you will also critically examine current trends in the research, policy and practices of STEM education to identify sources of inequities across classrooms, schools, districts and communities.