Course Schedule

The MSSE courses are designed for educators seeking to enhance their understanding of STEM principles and methodology. Courses examine best practices for integrating STEM principles across disciplines.  The program focuses on hands-on experiential learning of STEM education and is designed to benefit all educators.


Courses are open to any educator interested in STEM education.
Credits may be applied towards the Master Degree, Masters Plus, as well as ACT 48 credits.

Summer 2017 Schedule Annville Campus

MSE 820 Hands on Approach to Physics

 

July 31-Aug 11 Monday-Friday 9a-1p

Location: NG 427

Instructor: Oberg

This course will use physics to explain some of the devices that you use routinely almost every day. These are devices that you likely have learned to use well, but you may not have understood very well how they work. for each device that we will study we will first lay a theoretical groundwork and then do a lab where you will either construct something or make an investigation. by alternating theory and hands-on activities you will better be able to gain an in-depth understanding of each device.

MSE 801 Principles of Biology

July 10-Aug 4

In-class sessions: July 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 Aug 1, 3 from 1p-5p

Location: NG 130

Instructor: McCurdy

This course addresses biology and life science concepts prevalent in virtually all science curricula, as well as those set forth in the National Science Education Standards. Students engage in the use of scientific methods to address topics typically taught in biology and life science courses

MSE 822 Forensics

July 17-July 28 Monday-Friday 9a-1p

Location: NG 411

Instructor: Baylor

In this course, students will read, research, hypothesize, interview, compute, and use deductive reasoning to propose solutions to crimes in an effort to develop hands-on, inquiry-based lessons for their K-12 students. Students will use forensic techniques such as lifting and inking fingerprints, shoe casting, and bite identification. Science, English, and Math Standards will be incorporated into this project-based course.

MSE 802 Principles of Chemistry

July 31-Aug 11 Monday-Friday 9a-1p

Location: NG 411

Instructor: Baylor

This course utilizes concepts in chemistry to make connections to common substances. Establishing chemistry as an integral part of everyday life, as well as discoveries made by chance, will make this topic relevant to all students.

Tentatitive 2017-2018 Schedule

MSE 801 Principles of Biology

Fall Term 1 Aug 28-Oct 21

Mondays 5:30p-8:30p

MSE 820 Principles of General Science

Fall Term 1 Aug 28-Oct 21

Wednesdays 5:30p-8:30p

Hybrid Format. Specific Dates TBA

MSE 813 Literacy in the Science Classroom

Fall Term 1 Aug 28-Oct 21

Online

MSE 880 Introduction to STEM Education

Fall Term 2 Oct 23-Dec 15

Wednesdays 5:30p-8:30p

Hybrid Format. Specific Dates TBA

MSE 883 Integrative STEM Education Practicum

Fall Term 2 Oct 23-Dec 15

Online

MSE 807 Principles of Technology and Engineering

Fall Term 2 Oct 23-Dec 15

Mondays 5:30-8:30p

Hybrid Format. Specific Dates TBA

MSE 829 Research Methods

Fall Semester 16 weeks

Thursdays 5:30p-8:30p

Hybrid Format. Specific Dates TBA

 

MSE 881 STEM Education Systemic Reform

Spring Term 1 Jan 15-Mar 10

Wednesdays 5:30p-8:30p

Hybrid Format. Specific Dates TBA

MSE 802 Principles of Chemistry

Spring Term 1 Jan 15-Mar 10

Mondays 5:30p-8:30p

Hybrid Format. Specific Dates TBA

MSE 806 Principles of Mathematics

Spring Term 1 Jan 15-Mar 10

Thursdays 5:30p-8:30p

Hybrid Format. Specific Dates TBA

MSE 820 Survey of STEM Activities

Spring Term 1 Jan 15-Mar 10

Tuesdays 5:30-8:30p

Hybrid Format. Specific Dates TBA

MSE 882 STEM Curriculum Design

Spring Term 2 Mar 12-May 4

Wednesdays 5:30p-8:30p

Hybrid Format. Specific Dates TBA

MSE 883 Integrative STEM Education Practicum

Spring Term 1 Jan 15-Mar 10

and

Spring Term 2 Mar 12-May 4

Online

MSE 803 Principles of Physics and Physical Science

Spring Term 2 Mar 12-May 4

Tuesdays 5:30p-8:30p

MSE 805 Principles of Earth Science

Spring Term 2 Mar 12-May 4

Mondays

Hybrid Format. Specific Dates TBA

MSE 820 Green Schools

Spring Term 2 Mar 12- May 4

Thursdays 6p-9p