This paper presents the curriculum of a master’s level in-service teacher education course that integrates engineering into mathematics and science for high school mathematics and science teachers. The curricular design of the course including learning goals, reading list, course assignment and grading rubric, and a sample of Model-Eliciting Activities (MEAs) are discussed. In addition preliminary research results on teachers’ perception of engineering show that prior to taking this course, teachers’ understanding of engineering mainly focused on the professions of the engineering discipline. After the participation in the course, teachers’ perceptions of engineering were broadened and included the design process of engineering. The curriculum and research results shared in this paper shed light on the development of k-12 teacher training programs that integrate STEM disciplines.
Norman, Ke Wu; Moore, Tamara J.; and Kern, Anne L.
"A Graduate Level In-Service Teacher Education Curriculum Integrating Engineering into Science and Mathematics Contents,"
The Mathematics Enthusiast: Vol. 7
, Article 18.
Available at: http://scholarworks.umt.edu/tme/vol7/iss2/18