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STEM 8840  ENGINEERING EDUCATION EXTERNSHIP (3 credits)

This graduate course will address the best practice of effective teaching and learning in Engineering Education through professional collaboration between K-12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) teachers and practicing engineering professionals. K-12 STEM teachers, as graduate students in the course, will learn about and address real-world applications and career opportunities in STEM education through the externship. K-12 STEM teachers will research and develop authentic, experiential learning opportunities and projects for the classroom through course supports associated with lecture, discussion, and partnerships with practicing engineering professionals. The externship will be integral to the K-12 STEM teachers¿ experiences and work in this course, as the course models effective professional collaboration founded on experience, knowledge, and skills to achieve a curriculum enhancement goal. K-12 STEM teachers¿ project-development work will align closely with current national and Nebraska science, technology, and mathematics standards as well as with the interdisciplinary context of STEM instruction, through the instructional lens and context of utilizing the engineering design process. (Cross-listed with TED 8840)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Graduate status. Not open to non-degree graduate students.