Course Meeting Times

Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 1.5 hours / session


There are no prequisites for this course.

Course Overview

This subject uses K-12 classroom experiences, along with student-centered classroom activities and student-led classes, to explore issues in schools and education. Students in this course spend time each week observing pre-college math and science classes. Topics of study include design and implementation of curriculum, addressing the needs of a diversity of students, standards in math and science, student misconceptions, methods of instruction, the digital divide, teaching through different media, and student assessment.


In addition to the Assignments listed in the Grading section below, students are required to participate in a multitude of ways:

  • Weekly blog entries based on observations (6-8 total)
  • Current events including weekly participation and one week leading discussion and summarizing article
  • In class teaching and participation
  • Daily participation in class discussion (for full class period)


Four formal written assignments 40
Final project 15
Final portfolio 20
Town hall presentation and participation 10
Class participation 25
Total 110

Course Info

Learning Resource Types

assignment Activity Assignments