Jun 18-Jul 27, 2012
Credit: 3 graduate
Tuition & Fees: $915.05
Instructor(s): John Graves
Course DescriptionSo, you've been asked to participate on the science textbook selection committee. Perhaps you've been appointed to chair the committee to write your school's science curriculum. If asked by an administrator or a parent could you describe the curriculum you are currently teaching? All teachers talk ABOUT curriculum, but have you ever considered the factors that drive the construction of curriculum? This course examines the philosophical, historical, and social influences that drive the construction of curriculum. Emphasis is placed on science curriculum past, present and future. Where did it start? How did it evolve? What's around the bend in the future? Current trends such as standards, inquiry and high-stakes testing that influence curriculum will be considered in relationship to your our own teaching experiences. After completing this course, science teachers will be equipped with a greater understanding of the workings of science curriculum development.
Meeting Place and Times
Teachers login to the course at a time of day that best fits their schedule. While the course is in session, it is necessary to connect at least 4 - 6 times per week and spend 18 - 22 hours per week to stay current and successfully complete this 3 credit graduate course.
Instructor(s)John Graves, PhD. Intercollege Programs for Science Education, Montana State University
PrerequisitesSurvey knowledge of current curriculum issues and science teaching experience. Graduate standing.
Target AudienceMiddle and High School teachers.
Time Commitment:18-22 hours per week. If you are unfamiliar with this field of study and/or method of delivery, you may require more time.
Tuition and Fees
A $30 registration fee is also charged once per semester.
The costs above assume that you are taking only MSU Extended University courses during the semester that the course is offered. If you also registered for courses through the MSU Registrar, the regular MSU fee structure may apply.
A $40 late fee will be assessed if payment is not posted to your account by 3 pm (Mountain Time) of the course start date (or the business day before if the course starts on a weekend or a holiday).
To learn more about tuition and fees, please see the University Business Services' Student Accounts Web page.
You can order the texts through the Montana State University Bookstore at 1-888-247-2546. Ask to speak with the Textbook Department. It will expedite your order if you tell the sales representative:
This course uses a learning management system. You will learn more closer to the course start date.
For More Information
contact Diana Paterson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-994-5679.
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