Elective courses offer mini-research opportunities, internships, community engagement, and informal science experiences. Below is a list of some of the electives available:
Community Engagement: STEM Mentoring and Service Learning
Internship in Informal Science Education
Step 3: STEM Classroom Teaching
Laboratory Experiences in STEM for Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers
Research On and Assessment of STEM Teaching Practices
Science and Mathematics in the Classroom
Integrating STEM Practice in Diverse Teaching Environments
* Alternative course options: (TUteach Candidacy/PA Teacher Certification considerations.)
SCTC 1013: Data Science for the Life and Physical Sciences
Based on the foundations of Data Science (Data 8) this course will help students understand how data is generated, collected and used within the sciences. Both inferential and computational thinking will be applied to common and practical problems faced by all in the sciences. The breadth of the course will also provide students with basic computer programming and statistical inference via hands-on applications and real-world, problem-based activities. Applications will focus on experimental design, basic simulation and data analyses.
***This course is new to the required TUteach course sequence, and is recommended to be completed in the first year experience. However, the course is also available as an elective to all matriculating CST students who wish to benefit from the breadth of the course content.
SCTC 4401: Cyber-STEM Lessons
Environmental changes have not only expedited the demand for innovations in technology, but it has also placed a premium in the teaching profession for teachers to deliver effective lessons in an online, virtual environment. This course will help matriculating TUteach students build on the foundations in teaching pedagogy, and further develop effective instructional techniques that will enhance each student's ability to deliver his/her STEM content knowledge in online platforms.
***This course is an elective and is eligible to students who have achieved TUteach Candidacy.