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.

 

*Schedules are subject to updates and changes; please see AccessLVC for most up to date course information

** All classroom based MSSE courses meet in a hybrid format which requires online work/hours to supplement the classroom experience. Courses with an alternate meeting schedule will be listed on the MSSE schedule.

Summer 1 - May 14 to June 30

Annville Location 

 Course  Time  Description
MSE 826 - Watersheds and Wetlands May 14 - June 7 | Class Meetings: 5/17, 5/24, 5/27 & 5/28 (overnight in Delaware), 5/31, 6/7 | 6-9 p.m.  This course embraces the amazing story of the horseshoe crab in modern medicine, in the fisheries industry, in the food chain, in tourism, and its connection to a time when dinosaurs walked the earth.
MSE 801 - Principles of Biology and Life Science Tuesdays | 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Hybrid)  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.
MSE 807 - Principles of Technology and Engineering Mondays | 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Hybrid)  This course is designed to empower K-12 educators, administrators, and informal educators to properly address engineering concepts within STEM.
MSE 829 - Research Methods Wednesdays | 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Hybrid)  Designed to develop the understanding of the methods employed in planning and developing research in science, students will gain experience in generating ideas for research, critically evaluating literature, synthesizing and presenting results of research, and writing in a clear and organized way.
MSE 820.21 - STEM Leadership Beyond the Classroom Walls June 4 - June 15 | Class Meetings: 6/5, 6/7, 6/12, 6/14 | 6-9 p.m.  This course students will learn how to hone your leadership and advocacy skills to help shape STEM policy at the local, state, and federal level.
MSE 823 - Waterways June 18 - June 22 | Meets at: Middle Creek Wildlife Area | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  This course provides students with a field-based opportunity to study and monitor various habitats in an attempt to become more aware of our water resources.
MSE 881 - STEM Education Systematic Reform Wednesdays | 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. (Hybrid)  Students will investigate STEM initiatives and programs, including individuals and organizations that have impacted the development of STEM education.

 

Online

 Course  Description
MSE 813 - Literacy in the Science Classroom This course will explore the communication and reading literacy skills that K-12 students need in understanding science education and scientific literature.
MSE 881.91 - STEM Education Systematic Reform Students will investigate STEM initiatives and programs, including individuals and organizations that have impacted the development of STEM education.

 


 

Summer 2 - July 9 to August 25

Annville Location 

 Course  Time  Description
MSE 806 - Principles of Mathematics Thursdays | 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. (Hybrid)  This course is designed for K-12 educators, administrators, and informal educators as a rich and deep inquiry into mathematical concepts related to STEM curriculum.
MSE 820: Making the Most Out of a Makerspace Aug.6– Aug. 10 | 8 a.m.–4 p.m. This course is designed to provide K-12 educators with the training needed to incorporate Makerspaces into their own curriculum. Enrolled participants will have the opportunity to learn various Makerspace technologies through multiple hands-on experiences.
MSE 821 - Exploration of STEM Careers July 9 - July 13* Section Full | July 16 - July 20 | Locations will vary Students will tour select local industries and organizations which utilize science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) on a daily basis.
MSE 820.02 - Principles of General Science July 9 - Aug. 3 | Tuesday & Thursday | 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  This course studies the content of the Praxis Exam, which includes Scientific Metholody, Techniques, and History, Physical Science, Life Science, Earth and Space Science, and Science, Technology and Society.
MSE 820.03 - Diversity of Life July 9 - Aug. 3 | Monday & Wednesday | 9 a.m.-1 p.m.   Students will engage in hands-on and inquiry based activities using live and preserved specimens to explore the diversity of life on Earth.
MSE 820.01 - Hands-on Approach to Physics July 30 - Aug. 10 | Monday - Friday | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 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.
MSE 822 - Forensic Science July 16 - July 27 | Monday - Friday | 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  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.
MSE 802 - Principles of Chemistry July 30 - Aug. 10 | Monday - Friday | 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  This course utilizes concepts in chemistry to make connections to common substances.
MSE 882 - STEM Integrative Curriculum Design Wednesdays | 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Hybrid)  This course will explore integrative curriculum design and assessment.

 

Online

 Course  Description
MSE 882.91 - STEM Integrative Curriculum Design This course will explore integrative curriculum design and assessment.

 


 

Fall 1- August 27 to October 21

Annville Location

Course Time Description
 MSE 820 Principles of General Science Wednesdays | 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Hybrid)  This course studies the content of the Praxis Exam, which includes Scientific Metholody, Techniques, and History, Physical Science, Life Science, Earth and Space Science, and Science, Technology and Society.
MSE 829 Research Methods and Statistics Tuesdays | 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Hybrid Designed to develop the understanding of the methods employed in planning and developing research in science, students will gain experience in generating ideas for research, critically evaluating literature, synthesizing and presenting results of research, and writing in a clear and organized way.
MSE 807 Prin. of Tech. & Engineering Mondays | 5:30-8:30pm (Hybrid) This course is designed to empower K-12 educators, administrators, and informal educators to properly address engineering concepts within STEM

 Online

Course Description
MSE 880 Intro to STEM Education This course serves as a general exploration of the disciplines and approaches to STEM education.

Fall 2- October 22 to December 16

Annville Location

Course Time Description
 MSE 880 Intro to STEM Education Wednesdays | 5:30-8:30pm (Hybrid)  This course serves as a general exploration of the disciplines and approaches to STEM education
MSE 883 Integrative STEM Practicum In conjunction with MSE 880  In this course, students will apply and extend integrative STEM knowledge, understanding, and skills acquired through coursework to meaningful field experiences.

 Online

Course Description
MSE 881 STEM Educ. Systematic Reform Students will investigate STEM initiatives and programs, including individuals and organizations that have impacted the development of STEM education.

 Dixon University Center Harrisburg Location

Course Time Description
MSE 880 Intro to STEM Education Wednesdays | 5:30-8:30pm (Hybrid) This course serves as a general exploration of the disciplines and approaches to STEM education
MSE 883 Integrative STEM Practicum In conjunction with MSE 880  In this course, students will apply and extend integrative STEM knowledge, understanding, and skills acquired through coursework to meaningful field experiences.

 

Spring 1

Annville Location

Course Time Description
MSE 881 STEM Education Systematic Reform Wednesdays | 5:30-8:30pm (Hybrid) Students will investigate STEM initiatives and programs, including individuals and organizations that have impacted the development of STEM education.
MSE 802 Principles of Chemistry Mondays | 5:30-8:30pm (Hybrid) This course utilizes concepts in chemistry to make connections to common substances.
MSE 806 Principles of Mathematics in STEM Thursdays | 5:30-8:30pm (Hybrid) This course is designed for K-12 educators, administrators, and informal educators as a rich and deep inquiry into mathematical concepts related to STEM curriculum
MSE 820 Making the Most Out of a Maker Space Tuesdays | 5:30-8:30pm (Hybrid) This course is designed to provide K-12 educators with the training needed to incorporate Makerspaces into their own curriculum. Enrolled participants will have the opportunity to learn various Makerspace technologies through multiple hands-on experiences.

Dixon University Center Harrisburg Location

Course Time Description
MSE 881 STEM Education Systematic Reform Wednesdays | 5:30-8:30pm (Hybrid) Students will investigate STEM initiatives and programs, including individuals and organizations that have impacted the development of STEM education.

Online

Course Description
MSE 883 Integrative STEM Practicum In this course, students will apply and extend integrative STEM knowledge, understanding, and skills acquired through coursework to meaningful field experiences.

Spring 2

Annville Location

Course Time Description
MSE 882 STEM Integrative Curriculum Design Wednesdays | 5:30-8:30pm (Hybrid) This course will explore integrative curriculum design and assessment.
MSE 803 Prin. of Physics and Physical Science Tuesdays | 5:30-8:30pm (Hybrid) This course utilizes hands-on experimental methods to gain confidence and experience with inquiry-based learning of physics. Topics include motion, heat, light, electricity and magnetism
MSE 805 Prin. of Earth and Space Science Mondays | 5:30-8:30pm (Hybrid) The interaction and effects of geology, meteorology, and space exploration will be explored in this course. Field study is combined with experimental inquiries from exemplary curricula to illustrate critical connections of physics, chemistry and biology with the earth sciences
MSE 820 Seminar Thursdays | 5:30-8:30pm (Hybrid) This course will permit some flexibility to explore current topics in elementary/middle school education as they arise. Seminar courses permit special topics to be included in the course of study. Recent offerings include literacy in science, forensics, and multimedia science.

Dixon University Center Harrisburg Location

Course Time Description
MSE 882 STEM Integrative Curriculum Design Wednesdays | 5:30-8:30pm (Hybrid) This course will explore integrative curriculum design and assessment.

Online

Course Description
MSE 883 Integrative STEM Practicum In this course, students will apply and extend integrative STEM knowledge, understanding, and skills acquired through coursework to meaningful field experiences
MSE 883 Integrative STEM Practicum In this course students will apply and extend integrative STEM knowledge, understanding, and skills acquired through coursework to meaningful field experiences. During the Integrative STEM Education Practicum, students will develop a digital portfolio of artifacts as evidence in meeting the program competencies and as demonstration of reflective practice
MSE 880 Intro to STEM Education This course serves as a general exploration of the disciplines and approaches to STEM education. Pedagogy, assessment, standards alignment, and trends and issues will be covered in this course.