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STEM Graduate Courses are designed for educators seeking to enhance their understanding of STEM principles and methodology. View how each course fits within your degree or certificate requirements.  

Policies and Information:

  • Schedules are subject to updates and changes; please see AccessLVC for the most up to date course information.
  • Current tuition rates and fees can also be found on the Business Office webpage.
  • You are encouraged to familiarize yourself with the College Catalog for College Academic Policies and Procedures. 
  • For information related to billing, payment, and refunds, review Part-Time & Graduate Student policies through the Business Office.

2021 Spring 1 Schedule (January 26 - March 14)

MSE 880.91 Introduction to STEM Education (3 credits)

Online     January 26 - March 14     Core Course

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

 

MSE 883.01 Integrative STEM Education Practicum (1-3 credits)

Independent Study     January 26 - March 14     Core Course

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. This course may be repeated for credit as topic changes. Co-or prerequisite: MSE 880, 881, or 882. 

MSE 829.91 Research Methods and Statistics (3 credits)

Online     January 26 - March 14     Core Course

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. Students will explore research-based rationale for reform in science education and address the use of statistics in analyzing science education research as well as local, state, and national assessments. Enduring understandings, content worthy of understanding, and the development of essential questions for science courses will be addressed. 

MSE 807.21 Principles of Technology and Engineering in the STEM Classroom (3 credits)

Monday 5:30 - 8:30pm     January 26 - March 14     Principle Course

This course is designed to empower K-12 educators, administrators, and informal educators to properly address engineering concepts within STEM. This includes an introduction to the curricular nature and signature pedagogies unique to engineering, technology, and the engineering design process. This course will also include an examination of state and national standards to technology and engineering education, an investigation of related political, global, and economic trends and issues, and a review of technology and engineering education research. 

MSE 820.91 Technology in the STEAM Classroom (3 credits)

Online     January 26 - March 14     Elective Course

An exploration of educational technologies used in and beyond the STEAM classroom, this course focuses on emphasizing a conscientious approach to technology that goes beyond current technology fads. This course encourages educators to think about how to integrate digital technologies in schools—offering ideas, discussions, opportunities, and tools for how to do based learning environments. There is a high priority placed on doing as a pathway to understanding. it.  Specific topics include educational approaches to teaching and student exposure to technology and coding, augmented and virtual reality, Invention Literacy, and more. The course strives to inspire authentic learning experiences through educational technologies, look for new ways technology can enhance learning and, explore the design of technology-based learning environments. There is a high priority placed on doing as a pathway to understanding.

2021 Spring II Schedule (March 22 - May 9)

MSE 881.91 STEM Education Systemic Reform (3 credits)

Online     March 22 - May 9     Core Course

This is the second course of the three-course STEM concentration. Students will investigate STEM initiatives and programs, including individuals and organizations that have impacted the development of STEM education. The course will also explore funding, budgeting, and grant writing in relation to STEM reform. Prerequisite: MSE 880.

MSE 883.02 Integrative STEM Education Practicum (1-3 credits)

Independent Study     March 22 - May 9     Core Course

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. This course may be repeated for credit as topic changes. Co-or prerequisite: MSE 880, 881, or 882.

MSE 805.91 Principles of Earth and Space Science (3 credits)

Online     March 22 - May 9     Principle Course

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.

EDU 840.91 Introduction to Designing an Online Learning Environment (3 credits)

Online     March 22 - May 9     Principle Course

This project-based course will introduce participants to various aspects of online learning environments with a focus on asynchronous learning. Learners will investigate standards, instructional best practices, and online design techniques to build an environment that creates a sense of community and encourages collaboration and engagement. The course will include a focus on how to differentiate instruction to meet all learners' needs in an asynchronous manner of delivery. Participants will clearly convey how instructional practices, relevant skills, and competencies inform their online program design and be able to communicate where and when online learning techniques can enhance traditional instructional models

Course Planning and Self-Registration 

Current students can access student planning tools and self-registration through Access LVC.

*If you have any difficulties when registering for courses please contact the MSSE office immediately at stem@lvc.edu or 717-867-6190.

Additional Registration Information and Tips:

  • Registration will remain open until the day before each class begins. To add or drop a course after that date, please contact the MSSE Office.

  • As you begin each term, review the course syllabus and schedule as soon as they are available to you; if you have questions about expectations or course policies, reach out to your instructor immediately.

  • Textbook information is available through the College Store's website.

  • If, for any reason, you determine that you are unable to complete a course in which you are registered, reach out to stem@lvc.edu for assistance with the proper drop or withdrawal procedures.