Apr 02, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalogue 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalogue

STEM in Education Minor (without Certification)

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The STEM in Education minor is intended to encourage students majoring in Education Studies to enhance their background in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) as it pertains to the field of Education. Students will be introduced to STEM through courses specifically designed for Education Studies majors in Mathematics and Science and a Technology course chosen for its potential benefit to a teacher. Students will then deepen their knowledge in areas of interest by choosing two elective courses from the Science, Technology, and Mathematics categories. This minor is for elementary education majors and administered by Dr. Guerra in the Physics Department

Required courses:

Science:   CH 105 Science of Roadtrips or PS 100 Integrated Science

Mathematics:  MA 110 Concepts of Math

Technology:  Choose one course from the following: CS101 Digital Literacy, CS205 The Internet Fundamentals and Issues, CS210 Intro to Geographic Information Systems, CS250 Human Computer Interaction, CS111 Computing I, CS112 Computing II, CS115 Discrete Math, CS204 Decision Making with Spreadsheets, CS228 Intro to Computer Forensics, CS270 Database Management, or CS255 Computer Graphics.

Choose two additional courses from the following list:  



Any Biology course, including: BI 101 Introductory Biology, BI 102 Animal Biology, BI 205 Biosphere at Risk, and BI 221-222 Tropical Biology. 


Any Chemistry course, including: CH 100 ST - Special Topics in Chemistry; CH 110 Powering a Modern Society; CH 122 Chemistry of Food; and CH 123 Chemistry of Art and Artefacts.


Any Physics course, including: PS 101 Astronomy, PS 102 Geology, PS 103 Weather & Climate, PS 104 Forensic Physics, PS 137 Nature and Origins of Time, PS 121-122 General Physics I&II, PS 131-132 Calculus Based Physics I & II, and PS 202 Planetary Science, and PS 341 - Life Beyond Earth.


PY 304 Cognitive Psychology, PY 305 Behavioral Neuroscience, PY 316 Sensation and Perception, PY313 Psychology of Learning, and PY 314 Childhood Psychopathology.


MA 130 Fundamentals of Math, MA150 Nature of Math, MA170-180 Calculus I and II, MA 260: Problem Solving, and CS115 Discrete Math.


Any additional class listed above under the required courses for Technology.


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