Teaching Science and Math Undergraduate Courses

Some courses may not be offered every year. Check with the college or department office for current information about when specific courses are offered.  

 

For course syllabi, see the departmental website.

 

TSM  101 STEP 1: INQUIRY APPROACHES TO TEACHING (1)

Students explore the teaching profession through observations and teaching science or mathematics lessons in elementary classrooms.  Letter grade only.

 

TSM  102 STEP 2: INQUIRY-BASED LESSON DESIGN (1)

Students explore the teaching professional through observations and teaching science or mathematics lessons in middle school classrooms.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite:  TSM 101 with a grade of C or better 

 

TSM  300 KNOWING AND LEARNING (3)

A multidisciplinary perspective focusing on what it means to learn and know science and mathematics.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite:  TSM 102 with a grade of C or better 

 

TSM  350 CLASSROOM INTERACTIONS (3)

An exploration of the role of content, pedagogy, curriculum, and technology as they promote learning and impact equity.  This course contains signature assessments.  It is not possible to pass the course without passing the signature assessments.  All signature assessments must meet or exceed minimum criteria in order to be recommended for apprentice teaching.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required. Prerequisite:  Admission to the NAUTeach program and TSM 300 with grade of C or better 

 

TSM  404 RESEARCH METHODS (3)

Students design, conduct, and present four inquiries using scientific and mathematical tools.  This course contains signature assessments.  It is not possible to pass the course without passing the signature assessments.  All signature assessments must meet or exceed minimum criteria in order to be recommended for apprentice teaching.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required. Prerequisite:  Admission to the NAUTeach program or instructor consent 

 

TSM  450 PROJECT-BASED INSTRUCTION (3)

Students design, implement, and evaluate project-based curricula.  Use of technology in instruction and observations of project-based learning are emphasized.  This course contains signature assessments.  It is not possible to pass the course without passing the signature assessments.  All signature assessments must meet or exceed minimum criteria in order to be recommended for apprentice teaching.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required. Prerequisite:  TSM 350 with a grade of C or better 

 

TSM  495C APPRENTICE TEACHING (12)

Students participate in teaching science and/or mathematics in the secondary schools as their capstone field experience.  Contains assessments that must be successfully completed in order to earn an Institutional Recommendation for certification.  This course contains key (signature) assessments.  It is not possible to pass the course without passing the key assessments.  All key assessments must meet or exceed minimum criteria in order to be recommended for apprentice teaching.  Department consent required.  Pass-fail only.  Course fee required. Prerequisite:  Admission to Apprentice Teaching and department consent and Corequisite:  TSM 496C Apprentice Teaching Seminar  CAP

 

TSM  496C APPRENTICE TEACHING SEMINAR (1)

Students reflect on their apprentice teaching experiences and examine a contemporary critical issues in education.  A teaching portfolio is produced as a synthesis of the NAUTeach program.  Contains assessments that must be successfully completed in order to earn an Institutional Recommendation for certification.  This course contains key (signature) assessments.  It is not possible to pass the course without passing the key assessments.  All key assessments must meet or exceed minimum criteria in order to be recommended for apprentice teaching.  Department consent required.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite:  Admission to Apprentice Teaching and department consent and Corequisite:  TSM 495C Apprentice Teaching  CAP