Course Offerings

COURSE OFFERINGS IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS EDUCATION (ESTM)

Upper Division

510. STEM Education: Perspectives and Philosophy
An overview of philosophy, perspectives and standards of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education that contribute to an integrated view of STEM education. (4 units)
511. STEM Education: Instructional Design and Development
Examination of instructional design process models that result in effective Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education. Prerequisite: ESTM 510 or consent of instructor. (4 units)
512. STEM Education: Foundations of Research
Fundamentals of planning, designing, and conducting a research study. Will emphasize research methods including qualitative and quantitative in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education, frame research questions, review literature and library resources, and include descriptive and inferential statistics. Prerequisites: ESTM 510 and 511 or consent of program coordinator. (4 units)
514. STEM Education: Technology Tools
Introduction to various technology tools useful for use in STEM education. Prerequisite: ESTM 510. (4 units)
535. STEM Education: Exploration of Technology
Use of technology and technological systems for the understanding of the relationship between natural and human-made world. Prerequisite: ESTM 510 or consent of coordinator. (4 units)
548. STEM Education: Green Technology
Green technology with an emphasis in wind turbines, hydro-electric power, bio-fuels, environmental monitoring solar power, fuel cells, green construction, other related technologies and career paths. Prerequisite: ESTM 510 or consent of instructor. (4 units)

Graduate/Postbaccalaureate

May not be taken by undergraduate students.

613. STEM Education: Assessment
Assessment principles and techniques in STEM classrooms or workforce development/training with a focus on developing and using assessment instruments resulting in valid and reliable information for and of learning. Prerequisites: ESTM 510 and 680 or consent of program coordinator. (4 units)
623. STEM Education: Science and Environmental Education Curriculum
Examine, develop, and apply school science and environmental education curricula in formal and informal settings. Prerequisites: ESTM 510 and 511 or consent of program coordinator. (4 units)
624. STEM Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy in Elementary Mathematics
Advanced models for mathematics teaching and learning in elementary schools, including how students learn mathematics, and technology and resources to facilitate mathematics learning. Prerequisites: ESTM 510, ESTM 511, MATH 115 or equivalent, 301A, 301B, 301C, and 308 or consent of program coordinator. (4 units)
625. STEM Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy for Algebra
Topics building on college algebra courses, methods of teaching algebraic skills, procedures and concepts, and technology and resources to facilitate algebra learning. Prerequisites: ESTM 510, 511, and 624 or consent of program coordinator. (4 units)
626. STEM Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy for Geometry
Topics in Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry. Technology and resources to facilitate geometry learning and fostering geometric thinking among K-8 students. Prerequisites: ESTM 510, 511, 624 and 625 or consent of program coordinator. (4 units)
628. STEM Education: Integrating Mathematics and Science in the K-8 Classroom
Integration of mathematics and science concepts using Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education as a template for developing instruction and curriculum. Prerequisites: ESTM 510, 511, 624, 625, and 626 or consent of program coordinator. (4 units)
644. STEM Education: Inquiry Teaching and Learning in Science and Environmental Education
History of and research in inquiry teaching and learning for science and environmental education. Prerequisites: ESTM 510, 511 and 512 or consent of program coordinator. (4 units)
647. STEM Education: Topics in Science and Environmental Education
Selected methods and models that improve the teaching and learning in science and environmental education. (4 units)
680. STEM Education: Integration Seminar I
Interdisciplinary discussion of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education topics and issues, presentation of STEM projects. Prerequisite: ESTM 510 or consent of program coordinator. (4 units)
681. STEM Education: Integration Seminar II
Leadership development, utilizing a cross-disciplinary approach in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education requiring presentations and leading discussions in STEM related projects. Prerequisites: ESTM 510 and 680 or consent of program coordinator. (4 units)
690. STEM Education: Advanced Research
Advanced techniques in both quantitative and qualitative research methods, introduction to regression analysis, Excel spreadsheets, and SPSS conducting research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education. Provides students with the knowledge and skills to complete their own research work. Prerequisites: ESTM 510, 511, and 512 or consent of program coordinator. (4 units)
692. STEM Education: Service Learning Fieldwork
Application of STEM education in field settings. Service learning in an educational setting - e.g., K-12, continuing education, professional development, and adult education. Requires a written agreement with a sponsoring agency and departmental approval of that agreement. Prerequisite: ESTM 613 or consent of program coordinator. (4 units)
698. Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing
Independent study leading to completion of requirements (other than course work) for the master's degree. To retain classified standing in the master's program, a student must enroll in 698 each quarter until the project or thesis is accepted or the comprehensive examination passed. Cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements. Students who enroll in 698 through the university have full use of all university facilities. See Page 370, Culminating Experience: Exam, Thesis, or Project. Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy and approval of program graduate coordinator or, if an interdisciplinary studies major, consent of the Dean of Graduate Studies. 698 is a variable unit course, see Page 43 for fee schedule. Earned units are not degree-applicable nor will they qualify for financial aid. (0-6 units)
699. STEM Education: Master's Thesis/Project
Independent graduate research or projects conducted under the direction of thesis or project committee. Prerequisites: ESTM 690, advancement to candidacy, approval of thesis/project by the student's advisory committee. (4 units)
999. STEM Education: Comprehensive Examination
An assessment of the student's ability to integrate the knowledge of STEM education, show critical and independent thinking and demonstrate mastery of the subject matter. Prerequisites: ESTM 680, completion of course work in the master's program, advanced to candidacy, approval of the department, and in good academic standing. Corequisite: ESTM 681. (0 units)

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