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Courses

  • CUIN 2300: Introduction to Teaching STEM
    • Prerequisites: STEM majors who are juniors/seniors or post-baccalaureate.
    • Description: The coursework focuses on understanding how inductive lessons are effective for student engagement and learning. Students are provided with the opportunity to explore teaching as a career and become familiar with secondary school environments by observing and teaching in middle school classrooms.
  • CUIN 4397: Computer Science Education Course
    • Prerequisites: CUIN 2300 Introduction to STEM Teaching
    • Description: The goal of this course is to prepare teachHOUSTON students to either teach secondary computer science courses or integrate computer science content into their math or science classes.
  • CUIN 3350: Knowing and Learning Science & Math
    • Prerequisites/Co-requisites: CUIN 2300 Introduction to STEM Teaching
    • Description: This course covers a variety of theories and frameworks addressing how people come to know in mathematics and science related domains. Types of scientific and mathematical thinking and possible roles which might be played by the teacher and learner within each approach are developed.
  • CUIN 3351: Classroom Interactions
    • Prerequisites: CUIN 2300 Introduction to STEM Teaching; CUIN 3350: Knowing and Learning Science & Math
    • Description: (NOTE: There are separate sections for math and for science.) This field-based course focuses on multiple models of teaching, what each model requires of teachers, and the corresponding impact on interactions that occur in mathematics and science classrooms. It attends to how content and pedagogy combine to address equity and diversity issues in classroom teaching to insure that all students have an opportunity to learn.
  • BIO or CHEM or PHYSICS 4340: Research Methods
    • Prerequisites: CUIN 3351: Classroom Interactions and one of CHEM 1111, CHEM 1117; BIOL 1161, BIOL 1162; PHYS 1101, PHYS 1121 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
    • Description: Students perform four independent inquiries, combining skills from mathematics and science to solve research problems. Credit may be received for CHEM 4340 or PHYS 4340 or BIOL 4340.
  • CUIN 4350: Multiple Teaching Strategies
    • Prerequisites: CUIN 3351: Classroom Interactions
    • Description: (NOTE: There are separate sections for math and for science.) In this course, students investigate several teaching strategies that are effective in math and science classrooms. Students also discuss the use of assessment to improve student learning. Students use a variety of strategies to teach math or science lessons to middle or high school students. Additionally students create a problem-based instructional unit.
  • CUIN 4361: Second Language Methodology
    • Corequisite: Student Teaching
    • Description: The coursework focuses on preparing student teachers to function as knowledgeable and effective teachers/scholar of the needs of English Language Learners. Students will obtain critical pedagogical methodologies in the teaching and support of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and learning strategies required for English Learners in the mainstream or ESL classroom.
  • EDUC 4314: Student Teaching (contact teachHOUSTON for section number)
    • Prerequisites: Completion of professional development sequence and admission to student teaching
    • Description: Demonstration of specified competencies in a school setting guided by a cooperating teacher and directed by a university supervisor. Seminar required.
  • EDUC 4315: Student Teaching (contact teachHOUSTON for section number)
    • Prerequisites: Completion of professional development sequence and admission to student teaching
    • Description: Demonstration of specified competencies in a school setting guided by a cooperating teacher and directed by a university supervisor. Seminar required.
  • EDUC 4375: Classroom Management
    • Prerequisites: Completion of professional development sequence and admission to student teaching
    • Description: This course, focuses on effective classroom management systems, including socio-emotional climate, group processes, and behavior modification methods. Students will demonstrate concepts learned in a school setting.
  • PHYS 4342: Physics as Inquiry
    • Prerequisites: CUIN 3351; Phys 1301 or 1321
    • Description: This course is designed to build students’ deeper conceptual understanding of science concepts and pedagogical content knowledge through a process of guided inquiry.

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  • Select Enrollment: add classes and choose the semester in which you would like to be enrolled.
  • Enter the specific section number for the class.
  • Continue to add more courses if needed and continue to finish the enrollment process.