Curriculum

Curricular Requirements for the GWTeach Program

Minor in STEM Teachingn  + Teacher Certification = (27 Credits)

Required Courses: 

GTCH 1001    Step 1: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching (1 Credit). First recruitment course in the GWTeach professional development sequence. Overview of latest methods in teaching. Elementary school teaching experience using lessons written based on district curricula. Restricted to Freshman and sophomore standing.

GTCH 1002    Step 2: Inquiry-based Lesson Design (1 Credit)Second recruitment course in the GWTeach professional development sequence. Overview of latest methods in teaching. Middle school teaching experience using lessons written based on district curricula. Restricted to Freshman and sophomore standing.

Step 1 and Step 2 are primarily for freshmen and sophomores who want to explore the fields in teaching and learning – and to decide if you want to continue in the GWTeach program.

GTCH 3101   Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science (3 Credits)Introduction to models of knowing and learning for classroom practice. Focus on secondary mathematics and science. Restricted to Sophomore or higher standing. Restricted to GWTeach students and to others with permission of the instructor. Prerequisites: GWTeach courses GTCH 1001 – Step 1 and GTCH 1002 – Step 2 or permission of the instructor. Recommended background: Most students will be in the GWTeach program. Other students may enroll with permission of the instructor.

GTCH 3102   Classroom Interactions (3 Credits). Introduction to use of curriculum and technology in the classroom for effective teaching of mathematics, science, and engineering. Interplay between teachers, students, content, and the world beyond schools. Design and implementation of instructional activities. Evaluation of outcomes of instructional activities. Restricted to Junior or Senior standing. Restricted to GWTeach students and to others with permission of the instructor. Prerequisites: GWTeach courses GTCH 1001 – Step 1, GTCH 1002 – Step 2, GTCH 3101 or permission of the instructor. 

GTCH 3103   Project-Based Instruction (3 Credits). Design of full units of connected lessons. Integration of mathematics and science content. Intensive field-based experiences. Restricted to Junior or Senior standing. Restricted to GWTeach students and to others with permission of the instructor. Prerequisites: GTCH 1001 (Step 1), GTCH 1002 (Step 2), GTCH 3101, and GTCH 3102.

GTCH 3201   Perspectives on Math and Science (3 Credits). Topics and episodes in the history of science and mathematics. Focus on processes by which math and science evolves. Perspectives include biology, physics, geology, astronomy, and chemistry. Historical perspectives on the content and direction of the sciences. Restricted to GWTeach students and to others with permission of the instructor. Restricted to Sophomore or higher standing. Prerequisites: GWTeach courses GTCH 1001 – Step 1 and GTCH 1002 – Step 2 or permission of the instructor. 

GTCH 3202   Research Methods in Math and Science (3 Credits). Design experiments to answer scientific questions and reduce systematic and random errors. Statistics to interpret experimental results. Restricted to Sophomore or higher standing. Restricted to GWTeach students and to others with permission of the instructor. Prerequisites: GWTeach courses GTCH 1001 – Step 1 and GTCH 1002 – Step 2 or permission of the instructor. Recommended background: Most students will be in the GWTeach program. 

GTCH 3203   Functions and Modeling (3 Credits). Mathematics addressing unique needs of future teachers of mathematics. Explore models using linear, exponential, polynomial, and trigonometric functions. Restricted to Sophomore or higher standing. Restricted to GWTeach mathematics students and to others with permission of the instructor. Prerequisites: GWTeach courses GTCH 1001 – Step 1 and GTCH 1002 – Step 2 or permission of the instructor.

GTCH 4000  Apprentice Teaching (7 Credits). 


Minor in STEM Teaching = 18 Credits

Required Courses:

GTCH 1001   Step 1: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching (1 Credit)

GTCH 1002   Step 2: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design (1 Credit)

GTCH 3101   Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science (3 Credits)

GTCH 3102   Classroom Interactions (3 Credits)

GTCH 3103   Project-Based Instructions (3 Credits)

Seven Credits from the Following: 

GTCH 3201  Perspectives on Math and Science (3 Credits)

GTCH 3202  Research Methods in Math and Science (3 Credits)

GTCH 3203  Functions and Modeling (3 Credits)

GTCH 3500  Topics in STEM Teaching (1-2 Credits)

GTCH  3600  Pedagogy for Learning Assistants (2 Credits)