Past Offerings

Fall 2020 COURSES

SYGN 398 – 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.

SYGN 498 – 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.

Classroom hours are work-study eligible. See below for details.

Spring 2020 COURSES

SYGN 398A – 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.

PHGN 498/598 – 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