Online Course Catalog - Teacher Education

 

Chemistry


CHEM6101:     PTI Teaching Methods for Chemistry

Credits: 2       

Teachers will learn to instruct students using research-proven Progressive Teaching Initiative methods.  Specific topics include curriculum, pedagogy, technology, formative and summative assessment, grading, pacing, and how these topics are woven together to create a highly effective teaching and learning environment. 

Recommended Prerequisite: None


CHEM6701:     Learning and Teaching Chemistry

Credits: 6       

In this introductory course, teachers will learn PSI Chemistry and how to teach that course to students.  This is a mathematically rigorous chemistry course that builds upon topics in physics and leads to a better understanding of biology.  Topics include atomic structure, periodic trends, bonding, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, properties of matter and solutions, kinetics and equilibrium and organic compounds. 

Recommended Prerequisite: None


CHEM6702:     Chemistry Field Experience I

Credits: 3                

This is the first of two field experience internships in which participating candidates teach at least one section of PSI Chemistry to students.  Topics in which the teacher implements and expands their understanding of atomic origins & structures, periodicity, ionic & covalent bonding & structures, inter-molecular forces and molarity.

Recommended Prerequisite: CHEM6101 and CHEM6701


CHEM6703:     Learning and Teaching Advanced Chemistry I

Credits: 5                

Teachers will learn topics from PSI Advanced Placement Chemistry and how to teach those topics to students, while providing teachers a greater depth of understanding to support their teaching of PSI Chemistry.  Topics Include: atomic structure, periodic trends, bonding, stoichiometry and properties of matter in solutions.

Recommended Prerequisite: CHEM6701


CHEM6704:     Chemistry Field Experience II

Credits: 3                

This is the second of two field experience internships in which participating candidates teach at least one section of PSI Chemistry to students.  Topics in which the teacher implements and expands their understanding of include: reactions, stoichiometry, gases, thermochemistry, acids & bases, kinetics and equilibrium.

Recommended Prerequisite: CHEM6703


CHEM6705:     Learning and Teaching Advanced Chemistry II

Credits: 6                

Teachers will learn topics from PSI Advanced Placement Chemistry and how to teach those topics to students, while providing teachers a greater depth of understanding to support their teaching of PSI Chemistry.  Topics Include: kinetics, equilibrium, thermochemistry, and electrochemistry..

Recommended Prerequisite: CHEM6703


CHEM6707:     Learning and Teaching Chemistry Capstone and Praxis Preparation

Credits: 5               

This capstone course is for teachers to develop a greater depth of understanding to support their teaching of PSI Chemistry.  Topics covered in this course include equilibrium, biochemistry and organic chemistry.  This capstone course also serves as a review for the Praxis Chemistry Content Test.  

Recommended Prerequisite: CHEM6705


CHEM6721:     Learning and Teaching Laboratory Techniques and Safety for Chemistry - Coming Soon

Credits: 4               

This course is an intensive introduction to the techniques of experimental chemistry providing a novice chemistry teacher the opportunity to learn and master the basic chemistry lab techniques for carrying out experiment while ensuring a safe environment for all participants. 

Recommended Prerequisite: CHEM6701




 

Mathematics


MATH6101:     PTI Teaching Methods for Mathematics

Credits: 2       

Teachers will learn to instruct students using research-proven Progressive Teaching Initiative methods.  Specific topics include curriculum, pedagogy, technology, formative and summative assessment, grading, pacing, and how these topics are woven together to create a highly effective teaching and learning environment. 

Recommended Prerequisite: None


MATH6401:     Learning and Teaching Pre-Algebra

Credits: 4               

In this introductory course, teachers will learn PMI Pre-Algebra and how to teach it to students. This course includes topics taken from the middle school Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSS). Topics include: integers, real and non-real numbers, fraction and decimal computation, ratios, rates, percents, statistics and scientific notation. 

Recommended Prerequisite: None


MATH6402:     Middle School Mathematics Field Experience I

Credits: 4                

This is the first of two field experiences in which participating candidates teach at least one section of Middle School PMI Mathematics to students. Teachers will implement and expand their understanding of topics, including numbers & operations, fractions, decimals, exponents, and expressions. 

Recommended Prerequisite: MATH 6101 & MATH6403


MATH6403:     Learning and Teaching Algebra I

Credits: 5                

In this course, teachers will learn PMI Algebra I and how to teach it to students. Topics include: numbers & operations, expressions, equations, graphing, systems of equations, inequalities, quantitative reasoning, functions, polynomials, quadratics, functions, data analysis and statistical analysis. 

Recommended Prerequisite: MATH 6401


MATH6404:     Middle School Mathematics Field Experience II

Credits: 4               

This is the second of two field experiences in which participating candidates teach at least one section of Middle School PMI Mathematics to students. Teachers will implement and expand their understanding of topics, including equations, inequalities & graphing, ratios & proportions, percents, and statistics & probability. 

Recommended Prerequisite: MATH6405


MATH6405:     Learning and Teaching Geometry

Credits: 5               

In this course, teachers will learn PMI Geometry and how to teach it to students. Topics include: points, lines, planes, angles, triangles, circles, analytical geometry, transformations, quadrilaterals, area of figures, 3D geometry and probability. 

Recommended Prerequisite: MATH6403


MATH6406:     High School Mathematics Field Experience I

Credits: 4                

This is the first of two field experiences in which participating candidates teach at least one section of PMI Algebra I or Geometry to students. Teachers will implement and expand their understanding of topics, including numbers & operations, expressions, equations, graphing linear equations, solving & graphing linear inequalities, solving absolute value equations & inequalities and quantitative reasoning. 

Recommended Prerequisite: MATH6403


MATH6407:     Learning and Teaching Algebra II

Credits: 6                

In this course, teachers will learn PMI Algebra II and how to teach it to students. Topics include: equations, functions, quadratics, polynomials, rational expressions, radicals, logarithmic, sequences, series, trigonometry,probability, statistics and conics. 

Recommended Prerequisite: MATH6405


MATH6408:     High School Mathematics Field Experience II

Credits: 4                

This is the second of two field experiences in which participating candidates teach at least one section of PMI Algebra I or Geometry to students. Teachers will implement and expand their understanding of topics, including functions, exponential functions, polynomials, quadratic equations, nonlinear functions, and data & statistical analysis. 

Recommended Prerequisite: MATH6405


MATH6409:     Learning and Teaching Pre-Calculus - Coming Soon

Credits: 6                

In this course, teachers will learn PMI Pre-Calculus and the beginning of PMI AP Calculus AB and how to teach it to students. Topics include: functions, systems of linear equations & inequalities, matrices, vectors, trigonometry, polar & complex numbers, sequences & series, conics, derivatives and integrals. 

Recommended Prerequisite: MATH6407


MATH6411:     Learning and Teaching Middle School Mathematics Capstone and Praxis Preparation - Coming Soon

Credits: 2                

In this course, teachers will learn further topics from Algebra and Geometry and how to teach them to students, while developing a greater understanding to support their teaching of PMI Middle School Mathematics. They will also review all the Praxis Middle School Mathematics Exam. 

Recommended Prerequisite: MATH6405


MATH6413:     Learning and Teaching High School Mathematics Capstone and Praxis Preparation - Coming Soon

Credits: 4                

In this course, teachers will learn further topics from Algebra and Geometry, 
Pre-Calculus and Calculus and how to teach them to students, while developing a greater understanding to support their teaching of PMI Mathematics. They will also review all the Praxis Mathematics Content Exam. 

Recommended Prerequisite: MATH6409


MATH6431:     Learning and Teaching Calculus I - Coming Soon

Credits: 4                

In this course, teachers will learn PMI AP Calculus AB and how to teach it to students. Topics include: limits, derivatives, integration, differential equations, applications of derivatives and applications of integrations. 

Recommended Prerequisite: MATH6409


MATH6433:     Learning and Teaching Calculus II - Coming Soon

Credits: 4                

In this course, teachers will learn PMI AP Calculus BC and how to teach it to students. Topics include: functions, deriva­tives, integrals, and polynomials. 

Recommended Prerequisite: MATH6431


 

Teaching Methods


MET6101:     PTI Teaching Methods

Credits: 2      

Teachers will learn to instruct students using research-proven Progressive Teaching Initiative methods.  Specific topics include curriculum, pedagogy, technology, formative and summative assessment, grading, pacing, and how these topics are woven together to create a highly effective teaching and learning environment. 

Recommended Prerequisite: None


 

Physics


PHYS6101:     PTI Teaching Methods for Physics

Credits: 2       

Teachers will learn to instruct students using research-proven Progressive Teaching Initiative methods.  Specific topics include curriculum, pedagogy, technology, formative and summative assessment, grading, pacing, and how these topics are woven together to create a highly effective teaching and learning environment. 

Recommended Prerequisite: None


PHYS6601:     Learning and Teaching Algebra-Based Physics

Credits: 6       

In this introductory course, teachers will learn PSI Algebra-Based Physics and how to teach it to students. This is a mathematically rigorous physics course that reinforces student knowledge of algebra while providing the foundation for studying advanced physics, chemistry and biology. Topics include mechanics, electricity and magnetism, waves and modern physics. 

Recommended Prerequisite: None


PHYS6602:     Physics Field Experience I

Credits: 3              

This is the first of two field experiences in which participating candidates teach at least one section of PSI Algebra-Based Physics to students. Teachers will implement and expand their understanding of topics, including kinematics, dynamics, uniform circular motion, universal gravitation, energy and momentum. 

Recommended Prerequisite: PHYS6101 and PHYS6601


PHYS6603:     Learning and Teaching Advanced Physics I

Credits: 5              

Teachers will learn topics from Advanced Placement Physics l and how to teach them to students, while developing a greater understanding to support their teaching of PSI Algebra-Based Physics. Topics include vector analysis, kinematics in two dimensions, dynamics in two dimensions, Newtonian gravitation, rotational motion, conservation of energy and momentum, and waves. 

Recommended Prerequisite: PHYS6601


PHYS6604:     Physics Field Experience II

Credits: 3             

This is the second of two field experiences in which participating candidates teach at least one section of PSI Algebra-Based Physics to students. Teachers will implement and expand their understanding of topics, including electric charge & force, electric field & potential, current, circuits, magnetism, induction, simple harmonic motion, sound & EM waves, quantum physics, nuclear physics and geometric optics. 

Recommended Prerequisite: PHYS6603


PHYS6605:     Learning and Teaching Advanced Physics II

Credits: 6              

Teachers will learn topics from Advanced Placement Physics 2 and how to teach them to students, while developing a greater understanding to support their teaching of PSI Algebra-Based Physics. Topics include 2D electric force, field, and potential; capacitors; magnetism and electromagnetic induction; and geometric optics. 

Recommended Prerequisite: PHYS6603


PHYS6607:     Learning and Teaching Physics Capstone and Praxis Preparation

Credits: 5              

Teachers will learn further topics from Advanced Placement Physics 2 and how to teach them to students, while developing a greater understanding to support their teaching of PSI Algebra-Based Physics. They will also review all the Praxis Physics Content Test. Topics include fluids, thermodynamics and modern physics and Physics Praxis Review. 

Recommended Prerequisite: PHYS6605


PHYS6621:     LEARNING AND TEACHING LABORATORY TECHNIQUES AND SAFETY FOR Physics - Coming Soon

Credits: 4              

This course is an intensive introduction to the techniques of experimental physics, providing a novice physics teacher the opportunity to learn and master the basic physics lab techniques for carrying out experiments while ensuring a safe environment for all participants. 

Recommended Prerequisite: PHYS6701


PHYS6631:     Learning and Teaching Calculus-Based Physics I: Mechanics

Credits: 4                

In this course, teachers will learn PSI Advanced Placement Physics C: Mechanics and how to teach it to students. Topics include: vectors, one & two-dimensional kinematics, dynamics, energy, momentum, rotational motion, universal gravitation and simple harmonic motion. 

Recommended Prerequisite: PHYS6703


PHYS6633:     Learning and Teaching Calculus-Based Physics II: Electricity & Magnetism

Credits: 4              

In this course, teachers will learn PSI Advanced Placement Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism and how to teach it to students. Topics include: electric charge & field, electric potential & capacitance, current, circuits, magnetic field & forces, inductance and alternating current. 

Recommended Prerequisite: PHYS6705



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