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Teachers in Industry: Courses

Professional Development Option 


The following is a description of the course you will be required to take for the Professional Development Option within Teachers in Industry.  This course can be repeated up to thee times for those who wish to return to the PD option in subsequent summers.

  • TTE 573 Current Issues in Workplace and School (3 units) Focus on finding content and skills in the workplace and translating it into the classroom. Problem-Based Learning (PBL) and/or Understanding by Design (UbD) will be used as a framework for discussions and coursework. This course can be repeated up to 3 times with the accompanying summer business work experience, and follows a 3-year rotation of topics with parallels in both workplace and school.  These topics have been centered on 1)motivation, 2)learning and 3)relevancy but suggestions are welcome for future summers.

Master's Degree Option


The following is the sequence and descriptions of the courses you will be required to take for the Master's Degree Option within Teachers in Industry.  

Year 1

Summer 1

Fall 1

Spring 1

TTE 572 Problems of practice in STEM Classrooms (3 units)

TTE 519 Student Learning in Mathematics/Science (3 units)

OR

TTE 542 School Mathematics and Science: History, Curriculum and Reform (3 units)

OR

TTE 541 Equity & Social Justice in Mathematics and Science Education (3 units)

*STEM content course (3 units)

TTE 574 

Connecting Workplace Practices and Classroom Issues (1 unit)

 

 

 

 

TTE 572 Problems of practice in STEM Classrooms (3 units) Current issues in science/mathematics education and their application to classroom instructional practices and procedures. Topics are based upon recent concerns and developments. Teachers develop foundation for creation of teacher inquiry plan.

TTE 574 Connecting Workplace Practices and Classroom Issues (1 unit) Focus on finding content and skills in the workplace and translating it into the classroom. Understanding by Design (UbD) will be used as a framework for discussions and coursework. The concepts and coursework of this class will develop across two summer sessions.

These courses are offered in Fall, and are hybrid (mostly online). They are offered one per year on a three-year rotation.  All MA participants take the course together.

TTE 519 Student Learning in Mathematics/Science (3 units) An overview of the concepts, methodologies and findings of recent research on how students learn in math and science classrooms, and application of theory to classroom practice.

TTE 541 Equity & Social Justice in Mathematics and Science Education (3 units) Implicit and explicit ways in which values are introduced into the classroom and school. Research on the hidden curriculum, ethnic/racial and sex equity and prejudice and methods for combating inequities.

TTE 542 School Mathematics and Science: History, Curriculum and Reform (3 units) This course addresses secondary science/math curricula in terms of their aims, content/processes, instructional methods and assessment. These science/math curricula are placed within a historical perspective and examined from a theoretical and research base

*STEM content course schedule will follow plan of study developed with advisor. 

Year 2

Summer 2

Fall 2

Spring 2


TTE 570 Introduction to Research and Education (3 units)

TTE 519 Student Learning in Mathematics/Science (3 units)

OR

TTE 542 School Mathematics and Science: History, Curriculum and Reform (3 units)

OR

TTE 541 Equity & Social Justice in Mathematics and Science Education (3 units)

*STEM content course (3 units)

TTE 574 

Connecting Workplace Practices and Classroom Issues (1 unit)

TTE 909 Master's Report (1 unit – Fall through Spring)

 

TTE 570 Introduction to Research and Education (3 units) Introduction to research methods in education: analysis of research; writing of research reviews; applying research results in educational settings. Students will learn the basic tools of quantitative and qualitative methods of research, critical analysis of peer-refereed journals, and careful and systematic investigation of educational phenomena while developing teacher inquiry plan.

TTE 574 Connecting Workplace Practices and Classroom Issues (1 unit) Focus on finding content and skills in the workplace and translating it into the classroom. Problem-Based Learning (PBL) will be used as a framework for discussions and coursework. The concepts and coursework of this class will develop across two summer sessions..

TTE 909 Master's Report (1 unit). Participants will gather data towards the goal of answering the inquiry questions proposed in their initial teacher inquiry plan, determine the appropriateness of the data collected, and make revisions to their plan as indicated by preliminary analysis. Students will meet regularly with instructor to review progress and plan future steps. Encompasses both fall and spring semesters. 

*STEM course schedule will follow plan of study developed with advisor.

Year 3

Summer 3

Fall 3

Spring 3

TTE 597r Action Inquiry Workshop (3 Units)

TTE 519 Student Learning in Mathematics/Science (3 units)

OR

TTE 542 School Mathematics and Science: History, Curriculum and Reform (3 units)

OR

TTE 541 Equity & Social Justice in Mathematics and Science Education (3 units)


*STEM content course (3 units)

 

TTE 597r Action Inquiry Workshop (3 Units) A continuation of the research project conducted throughout the second school year. Assessment and analysis of research data, as well as a final written report/presentation in lieu of a poster session at the end of the summer.

Capstone Project: Public presentation of action inquiry in a professional poster session for business leaders, school leaders, faculty and community.

*STEM content course schedule will follow plan of study developed with advisor.

**One additional mathematics, technology, engineering or science content course (3 units) is required besides the 3 spring semesters. It can be taken at any time during the 3 years.**

You need a total of TWELVE content course credits, and 21 units in TTE, for a total of 33 units to graduate.

Graduate in either December or  May of Year 3