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A teacher watches students use a microscopes representing the STEM Education minor at Curry CollegeThe STEM Education minor builds upon the three course sequence of science and mathematics courses required of Education students seeking licensure to teach in public school settings and will begin to prepare them to apply for an additional license as an elementary school science specialist (Grades PreK-6).

Students seeking the minor will deepen their understanding of concepts outlined in the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for Science Technology and Engineering and they will be exposed to inquiry-based pedagogy and best practices in science and mathematics instruction. While the minor is intended primarily for Education students, it is open to all students whose interests include working in an educational setting.

Course Requirements and Information

While the STEM Education minor is intended primarily for Education students, it is open to all students whose interests include working in an educational setting.

Requirements:

BIOL 1057 Life Science for Educators 4
PHYS 1200 Physical Science for Educators 4
MATH 2550 Number Theory and Relationships for Teachers 3
BIOL 2215 Environmental Science 3
PHYS 2001 Intro to Robotics and Engineering Concepts (Lab) 1
SCI 1040 Astronomy 3
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Students interested in pursuing a minor in Education must complete and submit an application describing the rationale for their minor along with the list of courses the student wishes to take (application is available from the Education Department and the Advising Office). After approval from the Department, students will be notified and their status will be updated with the Registrar’s Office.

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