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Teach STEM
Discovery Hall 301
(509) 963-2929
teachstem@cwu.edu

Course Overviews

Pre-Admit Courses
OR
Fully Admitted Courses
Final Quarter Classes

Course Descriptions:

STP 201: An introduction to theory and practice for effective math and science teaching in grades K-12. This field-based career exploration course enables candidates to observe and identify essential components of content, equity, and professional practice. *Offered Winter only

STP 202: This field-based course builds on knowledge and skills developed in Inquiry Approaches to Teaching, emphasizing middle school learners. Candidates adapt and teach lessons that implement essential components of content, equity, and professional practice. *Offered Spring only

STP 300: In this field-based introductory course candidates observe and identify essential components effective math and science teaching in grades K-12. Then candidates design and teach lessons that implement essential components of content, equity, and professional practice. *Offered Fall only

STP 303: Examination of learning theories and research for effective STEM teaching and assessment, including implications for content literacy, language diversity, cultural responsiveness, technology, and professionalism. *Offered Fall and Winter

STP 304: Candidates plan, instruct, and assess STEM lessons based on research-supported practices. This field-based course applies principles of student centered equitable teaching to classroom context and practice. *Offered Fall, Winter, and Spring

STP 405: Candidates plan, instruct, and assess field-based culturally responsive STEM lessons that bridge differences in language, heritage, race, socioeconomic status, and academic performance. Candidates intentionally apply culturally responsive instruction and classroom management pervasive throughout teaching. *Offered Fall and Winter

STP 406: Candidates plan, instruct, and assess field-based STEM lessons using a project-based approach that engages learners in exploring authentic meaningful questions of concern to K12 students. Candidates apply principles of student-centered equitable teaching to inquiry-based projects. *Offered Winter and Spring

STP 307A (Science/Middle Level): Engages students in explorations and lab activities designed to strengthen and expand their understanding of functions at the secondary level. Topics of investigation may include, function properties, patterns, linear, exponential, trigonometric and logistic models. *Offered Spring only

STP 307B (Secondary Math): Candidates will use inquiry explorations and peer collaborations to derive and explain results, models, and proofs related to important secondary math concepts. Candidates will examine the secondary math curricula relative to CCSS, math and society. *Offered Spring only

STP 307C (Computer Science): Candidates will engage in explorations and lab activities to strengthen and expand their understanding of software engineering development, computer science practices, and their equitable application to the K-12 classroom environment.

STP 308: An exploration of the history and philosophies of science and mathematics in the context of public education with an emphasis on how these ideas are related and can be applied to the STEM classroom. *Offered Fall and Winter

STP 309: Candidates experience and apply educational, scientific, and mathematical research methods by designing, carrying-out, and communicating investigations applicable in teaching middle or secondary STEM courses. *Offered Winter and Spring

STP450: Candidates reflect on their teaching practices and set goals for improvement in student teaching, as well as plan for their professional teaching career. *Must be taken at same time as STP406

STP465: Support for STEM Teaching candidates as they transition into professional teachers and completing assessment requirements during student teaching. *Must be taken with EFC480

EFC 480: Teacher Candidate must demonstrate their competence by being the lead teacher for a full quarter in their major endorsement area. Includes mandatory seminars at a time and place designated by the University Supervisor. Grade will be S or U. *Offered Fall, Winter, Spring - dependent upon student's graduation plan

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