EDST-500 Introduction to Design, Technology and Engineering Content and Instructional Strategies for K-8 Educators

    This course will introduce teachers to the content, skills and instructional strategies associated with disciplines of Design, Technology and Engineering Education. Through instruction and direct experience, participants will develop knowledge and skills related to: (1) "technology" as processes, knowledge and skills focused on meeting human needs and wants; (2) "engineering" as the focused application of science, technology and math knowledge and skill, through systematic problem-solving processes; (3) "design" as a creative and innovative process that lays the basis for the making of all objects or systems. [ 3 credits ]

    EDST-501 Exploration in Design, Technology, and Engineering: Content and Instruction Strategies for K-8 Educators

    This course will extend teacher knowledge in the areas of Design, Technology and Engineering. Through instruction and direct experience, participants will develop, extend and apply knowledge and skills related to: (1) Design as a creative and innovative technological process; Technology as processes, knowledge and focused on meeting human needs and wants; (3) Engineering as the focused application of science, technology and math knowledge and skill, through systematic problem-solving processes. [ 3 credits ]

    EDST-502 Application of Design, Technology, and Engineering: Content and Instruction Strategies for K-8 Educators

    This course will focus on teachers' application of the content base for Design, Technology, and Engineering (DTE) as educational instructional areas. Participants will apply the application of science, technology, and math knowledge and skills, through the construction of original operating models, products, systems and environments that demonstrate solutions to problems. [ 3 credits ]

    EDST-503 Practicum: STEM for Teachers Grades PreK-8

    The practicum is the capstone experience of the STEM Instructional Leader Masters Program. It is a field-based experience that mirrors the integrative goals of the MSDE STEM standards of practice. During this Practicum, students will be challenged to put into practice a thoughtful and effective vision of STEM education. Through direct supervision by program faculty and seminar class meetings, students will have the opportunity to work closely on a project that pulls together their various experiences in the program and applies them in an authentic educational contect. During this time, students will be asked to think about the variety of factors that shape their work as STEM educators, and they will make specific plans for their ongoing professional development. [ 3 credits ]

    EDST-504 STEM: Curriculum Development and Implementation

    This course presents teachers with the fundamentals to enact a STEM curriculum. The course focuses on using an integrated approach to implementing STEM standards of practice into pre-existing curriculum as well as designing new curriculum which incorporates Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core Standards and Maryland State STEM Standards of Practice. This will be a highly interactive course where teachers will engage in numerous activities and discussions as they progress through an exemplar STEM unit. [ 3 credits ]

    EDST-505 Prac:Teaching Stem Early Childhood Class Prac:

    Learn to engage childhood students in STEM based experiences. Studies are aligned to MD State STEM Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Daily activities include hands-on-cross-curricular and thematic connections to literacy, art, and environmental education from STEM-centric prospective.