Jun 02-Jul 27, 2014
Credit: 2 graduate
Tuition & Fees: $667.00
Instructor(s): Robert Wilson
Course DescriptionThis 2-credit course is designed for practicing teachers who are teaching basic electric circuits as part of the science curricula in their classrooms. Its broad purpose is to introduce experienced teachers to core concepts in electric circuits, as those ideas relate to modern hands-on, inquiry-oriented science curricular materials. By helping teachers improve their understanding of the underlying physics, this course will enable them to teach electric circuits more effectively. The specific course goals are as follows:
This course will be taught as an online, D2L-based course involving significant student/instructor and student/student interaction, student team participation in course homework assignments, and independent study. The time commitment is anticipated to be approximately 11-12 hours per week for eight weeks. Course work will involve a mixture of online discussion, hands-on (lab-type) activities, readings from assigned and independently researched sources, and on-line quizzes.
Meeting Place and Times
Teachers login to the course at a time of day that best fits their schedule. It is necessary to connect at least 4 - 6 times per week to stay current and successfully complete this 1 graduate credit course.
Instructor(s)Robert Wilson. is retired Professor of Physics and Astronomy at San Bernardino Valley College. He taught Physics there for 37 years and was also Director of the College Science Learning Center. Professor Wilson received his B.S. and M.A. from California State University at Long Beach.
PrerequisitesIn service teacher. A general science methods course.
Target Audience5 - 8th grade elementary teachers.
Time Commitment:10-12 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
Program fee includes $110 materials fee. All materials will be sent to you by NTEN.
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.
This course uses a learning management system. You will learn more closer to the course start date.
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