Past Offerings

Spring 2021 COURSES

SCED398 – DYNAMIC TEACHING

3 credits

Motivation, Classroom Management, and Differentiation of Instruction

The purpose of this course is to prepare future educators to be able to motivate students, manage classroom behavior, and differentiate their instruction so that all students can learn. This course will cover the field-defining theories of motivation, classroom management, and differentiation. Additionally, this course will introduce research-based practices that can be used to create learning environments where students are motivated and given the tools to be successful in their individual learning.

SCED/MAED498 – K-12 EARLY FIELD EXPERIENCE

1 credit

This course is the ideal way to try out teaching. 

Assist in a classroom alongside an experienced mentor teacher. Requirements include a total of 25 hours in the classroom and a 50 minute weekly seminar Repeatable. Classroom hours are work study eligible.

Fall 2020 COURSES

SYGN398 – EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AND ASSESSMENT – MID-LEVEL H&SS ELECTIVE!

3 credits

This course is designed to prepare students for either college or high school teaching.

An explosive growth in research on how people learn has revealed many ways to improve teaching and catalyze learning at all ages. The purpose of this course is to present this new science of learning so that educators can creatively translate the science into exceptional practice and know if they succeed.

SYGN498 – K-12 EARLY FIELD EXPERIENCE

1 credit

This course is the ideal way to try out teaching. 

Assist in a classroom alongside an experienced mentor teacher. Requirements include a total of 25 hours in the classroom and a 50 minute weekly seminar Repeatable. Classroom hours are work study eligible.

Spring 2020 COURSES

SYGN398A – K-12 Early Field Experience

1 credit

This course is the ideal way to try out teaching.

Assist in a classroom alongside an experienced mentor teacher. Requirements include a total of 25 hours in the classroom and  a 50 minute weekly seminar.  Repeatable.

Classroom hours are work-study eligible.

PHGN498/598 – Physics Teaching Techniques

2 credits

This course is designed to prepare students for either college or high school teaching.

Topics include teaching methods for class time, recitation, labs, and homework as well as assessment. We will engage directly with these methods as well as read the literature supporting each.

Teach@Mines is a NSF Noyce Capacity Building Program, NSF Noyce Phase I Project Site, PhysTEC Comprehensive Site, and 100Kin10 Partner

NoycePhysics Teacher Education Coalition