Sunday, February 23, 2014

UTeach- Knowing and Learning in STEM Education Fall 2013 (class by class narrative)

2012 UTeach Engineering Graduating Cohort
and Faculty
The following is a class by class summary of a course I teach entitled KNOWING AND LEARNING IN STEM EDUCATION. It is a course I developed for the UTeach Program- a teacher preparation  program in which I am a Co-Founder of at The University of Texas at Austin. The UTeach teacher certification program is a collaborative effort on the part of the College of Natural Sciences and the College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin. It was created in 1997 to address both the shortage of qualified secondary mathematics, science, and computer science teachers as well as the quality of those entering the field.
The program has been well-received, cited by the National Academy of Sciences as a model program addressing the need for more highly qualified mathematics and science teachers.
UTeach has been a model for other innovative mathematics/science education programs at other state universities, such as FSUTeach at Florida State University, UFTeach at the University of FloridaUMass Lowell UTeach, and UA Teach at the University of Arkansas. Minor differences exist in these programs; the FSUTeach program allows a double major in the content area and education, leading to certification, while the UFTeach program allows a major in the content area and a minor in education, also leading to certification. -Dr. Petrosino 

ps A special thank you to my Graduate Teaching Assistant, Michele Mann, who complied the day by day notes for the class.