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CASTLE offers new course Foundations in Teaching and Learning of STEM Undergraduates

PROFESS Class in Session

November 17, 2016

To train STEM graduate students in evidence-based pedagogical approaches, CASTLE created a new course for graduate students titled “Foundations in Teaching and Learning of STEM Undergraduates.” This course is open to any STEM PhD student, at any point in their graduate career and will be offered for the Winter 2017 quarter.  Students can take the course concurrent with their PhD research or in series with this research.  This course will give graduate students a basic understanding of pedagogical approaches that have been demonstrated to be effective in teaching STEM undergraduates.

Course Description:

This course is a graduate level introduction to evidence-based approaches to teaching STEM undergraduates.  Evidence-based pedagogies have been demonstrated to be successful in promoting student learning and success. Students in this course will discuss, research, and practice a number of evidence-based pedagogical approaches and think about implementation strategies for the classroom. Through classroom activities we will engage with a survey of evidence-based teaching approaches so that students can make informed implementation decisions after the course is over.  There will be an emphasis on understanding why changes to STEM teaching are important for promoting retention and diversity in STEM fields.


Graduate students will need approval from their graduate advisor to register for the course.

To search for the cross-listed special topics course via Term Master Schedule:

Winter 2016-2017 | School of Education | Teacher Education | EDUC T580-002

Winter 2016-2017 | Graduate College | Interdisciplinary Graduate | GRAD T580-001