Chemistry I: The Particulate Nature of Science
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Chemistry I: The Particulate Nature of Matter
Course Audience: K-12 science teachers
Course Description: Chemistry I
3 semester hrs/4 quarter hrs of graduate credit – 60 classroom hrs
This is a contextualized chemistry content graduate level course offered to give both in-service and pre-service teachers the in depth scientific background necessary to teach chemistry effectively. Using current curriculum material, as well as State and National standards for the teaching of chemistry at the middle and secondary school levels, this course offers an in depth exploration of fundamental principles of chemistry. This class will focus primarily on the particulate nature of matter, mechanisms of energy transfer, gas laws, chemical periodicity, and the use of scientific evidence to develop theories to explain nature. Students are exposed to current research within the scientific community through laboratory activities, outside reading, classroom presentations and in depth discussions.
This course can be applied towards the completion Northeastern University's Masters of Education (M.Ed.) degree in Learning and Instruction with a concentration in Middle School Science.
Session: Summer Session 2012
Dates: June 28, 29, July 2, 3, 5, 6 and July 9, 10, 11 & 13th
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Parking/Notes: Parking passes will be provided to course participants.
Location: Northeastern University
Instructional Team: Professor Thomas Gilbert & Co-Instructor (TBD)
Course Tuition Payment/Grad Credit: NU will grant 4 quarter hours of graduate credit of graduate credit for satisfactory completion of this course. Teachers wishing to receive a stipend for the course MUST take the course for graduate credit through Northeastern University. Teachers from all districts may pay for this course with a tuition check in the amount of $650 (made out to Northeastern University) on the first day of class, or elect to be billed by the university directly at a later time.
Stipend Info: Teachers will receive a stipend of $650 for satisfactory completion of this course for grad credit. This stipend amount will be issued by Northeastern University once you have received a final grade in the course.
NOTE: All students MUST take the course for graduate credit. Teachers will receive up to 60 PDPs (pro-rated based upon attendance).
Attendance Policy: In order to receive graduate credit for this course, participants may not miss in excess of 8 instructional hours over the duration of the course. Any hours missed up until this point must be cleared with the instructional team, and alternative arrangements must be made to make up the work if necessary.
If you are interested in taking this course, please register online and send in your $50 registration fee as soon as possible. The $50 registration check is nonrefundable if you cancel less than 2 weeks prior to the start of the course. Confirmed receipt of your registration check will hold your position in the class, on a first come, first served basis. Once we receive your registration check, you will be sent a brief e-mail confirming your spot in the course. Two weeks prior to the start of class, you will receive a more detailed e-mail with building and room location and other important information.
Registration Check Information:
Please make the registration check in the amount of $50 payable to "Northeastern University" and include the course name and your preferred e-mail address in the memo line.
Send the check to:
Center for STEM Education
360 Huntington Avenue, 520 INV
Boston, MA 02115