EDUC 2020 - Step 1: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching
Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023
Invites science, mathematics and engineering students to explore teaching as a career by providing first-hand experiences teaching science/math lessons in local elementary classrooms. Introduces theory and practice necessary to design and deliver excellent instruction. Master teachers provide ongoing support and feedback. Meets weekly on CU campus (1.5 hours/week) and involves five visits to an elementary school.
EDUC 2030 - Step 2: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design
Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023
Builds on EDUC 2020 and further develops lesson design and inquiry-based teaching practice. Offers opportunity to explore teaching career and learn about middle school culture. Master teacher provides support as students design and deliver lessons in middle school classrooms. Emphasizes assessment of student learning. Meets weekly on CU campus (1.5 hours/week) and involves five visits to a local middle school.
EDUC 5375 - Problem-Based Math Instruction
Spring 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023
Focuses on curriculum, materials, methods and assessment, and related aspects of instruction. Introduces best practices in teaching mathematics in middle and high schools. Students are required to work in a classroom 4 hours per week. Examines the Colorado Academic Content Standards. Recommended corequisite: EDUC 4023. Same as EDUC 4375.