2020-2021
Graduate Courses

Course Results

1-3 credit hours

ART540: Independent Study in Art

The candidate may select, in consultation with art faculty member(s), a topic for research or development in museum education, art studio, or art history. This course may be repeated. This course may count as pedagogical content knowledge in arts and humanities for elementary education and secondary music, art, math/science candidates and may be eligible as an elective in the Instructional Technology Endorsement.

2-3 credit hours

ART570: Topics in Art

An in-depth study of a selected topic in art and museum education, art studio, or art history. The course will carry a subtitle denoting its emphasis. This course may be repeated. This course will count as pedagogical content knowledge in arts and humanities for elementary education and secondary music, art, math/science candidates.

3 credit hours

CHE510: Classroom Demonstration of Chemistry and Physics Principles

This course is designed for elementary, middle, and secondary teachers who want to learn new practical methods for doing science in the classroom. Topics will include the scientific method, states of matter, chemical and physical changes, combustion reactions, solubility, acids and bases, polymers, household chemicals, density, pressure, waves, light and lasers, and refraction. Candidates will observe demonstrations and discuss the chemical and physical principles behind them, perform demonstrations, and design new demonstrations.

3 credit hours

CHE520: The Science and History Behind the Atomic Bomb

From 1939 to 1946, the United States Government led a research and development program called the Manhattan Project, that resulted in the development of the first Atomic Bombs. The program was highly secretive, employed 130,000 people at more than 30 sites, and cost nearly $2 Billion (at its height, equivalent in size to the entire American automobile industry).

3 credit hours

CSC522: Implementing STEM in the Classroom with Robotics

This course will cover robotics concepts through readings, demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Online activities will introduce robotics concepts and define how robotics fit into the Kentucky Core Academic Standards (KCAS). In class, candidates will learn how to create and program robots using the Lego Mindstorms Robotics system and will apply the robotics skills learned, by working with a group of elementary or middle-school children participating in a Lego Mindstorms summer camp.

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