Presentation on theme: "STEM Endorsements. The Charge The STEM Advisory Council requested an implementation model for creating a STEM endorsement or endorsements Include a description."— Presentation transcript:
The Charge The STEM Advisory Council requested an implementation model for creating a STEM endorsement or endorsements Include a description of content/pedagogy coursework AND/OR content/pedagogy competencies AND/OR clinical/field experiences that lead to STEM endorsement(s) The Reason Multiple groups saw a need for teachers who are prepared to teach all areas of STEM as well as integrative STEM courses Why and What….
STEM endorsement committee Membership Science, Math, and Technology Education practitioners and administrators Representatives from higher education, the Department of Education, and the Board of Educational Examiners (BOEE)
Process Committee met in person Gathered feedback at the March STEM summit Draft copy of proposal sent to each institution of higher education June webinar to gather feedback about the proposal Endorsement recommendations were submitted to the BOEE. T Endorsements under public review and notice before returning to the board for potential adoption.
Committee Recommendations The creation of five STEM-related endorsements: 1.K-8 STEM teaching endorsement 2.5-8 STEM teaching endorsement 3. K-12 STEM specialist 4.Engineering teaching endorsement 5.Engineering Career-Technical endorsement.
Engineering as an endorsement added to a Teaching License Engineering (1) Completion of 24 semester hours in engineering coursework (2) Methods and strategies of STEM instruction OR methods of teaching science or math. Engineering as a Career and Technical License (1)Completion of a baccalaureate degree in engineering. (2)Demonstrated career and technical competence in engineering by completion of a minimum of 4,000 hours of practical, hands-on experience in engineering. (3)Coursework in foundations of career and technical education, planning and implementing courses and curriculum, methods and strategies of STEM instruction, and assessment of STEM programs and students.
Integrative STEM endorsement requirements K-8 for holder of standard K-6 license 12 sci, 12 math, 3 engineering6 STEM Pedagogy 30 hours STEM practical experience 5-8 for holder of standard 5-12 license 12 sci, 12 math, 3 engineering6 STEM Pedagogy 30 hours STEM practical experience K-12 for holder of any standard license Master's degree9 STEM Pedagogy 90 hours STEM practical experience
Content 12 hours science 12 hours math; includes at least one Computer Science course 3 hours of technology/engineering design (can be designed specifically for education majors or part of tehnology/engineering coursework) Pedagogy Require an understanding of the unique nature of each discipline Require knowledge of how to integrate all areas using project or problem-based approaches Require skills in appropriately engaging other members of the STEM community as content experts Practical Research or Internships or Leading STEM activities Can be a stand alone course or integrated as part of content or pedagogy