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STEM and Elementary Education

This is a sample set of learning objectives only. Each INDS student chooses a unique combination of courses as part of their degree proposal.

In order to obtain my long-range goals, I intend to:

1. Study the disciplines of Mathematics and the Sciences in order to create subject matter for teaching.
– MATH 221: Introduction to Linear Algebra
– MATH 251: Multivariable Calculus
– CMSC 201: Computer Science I for Majors
– CMSC 203: Discrete Structures
– EDUC 420: Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School
– EDUC 421: Teaching Science in the Elementary School
– INDS 400: Independent Study – Teaching Astrobiology to Middle School Students
– INDS 430: Interdisciplinary Seminar – Astrobiology

2. Acquire a solid foundation in Education and Child Development in order to comprehend the appropriate teaching methods and instruction for young children.
– EDUC 420: Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School
– EDUC 421: Teaching Science in the Elementary School
– INDS 400: Independent Study – Teaching Astrobiology to Middle School Students
– PSYC 200: Child Development and Psychology
– PSYC 330: Child Development and Culture
– AMST 385: Teachers in American Culture

3. Develop insight to the social and cultural roles of women, gender, race and sexuality.
– GWST 310: Gender and Inequality in America
– PSYC 357: Psychology of Women
– GWST 378: Women, Gender, and Science (if offered)
– GWST 340: Women, Gender and Globalization
– GWST 352: Women, Gender and Information Technology

4. Gain an understanding of the scholarship of interdisciplinarity and apply it to my Capstone Project.
– INDS 330: Ways of Knowing
– INDS 399: Guided Reading in INDS
– INDS 400: Independent Study – Teaching Astrobiology to Middle School Students
– INDS 430: Interdisciplinary Seminar – Astrobiology
– INDS 480: Capstone Project Seminar
– INDS 490: Capstone Project