The University of St. Thomas’ Schools of Engineering and Education offer Engineering Education through the Center for Pre-Collegiate Engineering Education (CPCEE). The mission of CPCEE is to prepare future and current P-12 educators to teach engineering and increase their students' technical literacy in an increasing complex world. The Center offers an engineering minor and a graduate certificate in Engineering Education. The classes may be taken as an individual course, as part of the minor/graduate certificate and/or part of the Master's in Curriculum and Instruction. Course materials include an attunement to education standards with a special focus on the Next Generation Science Standards.
Exploring Engineering Education Sessions (PD Miniseries)
UST is introducing an educator mini-series called "Exploring Engineering Education Sessions (EEES)". These sessions will allow you to "EEES" into engineering education as you are introduced to engineering tools and thoughts. Educators receive 3 professional development hours per session which run from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Instructors are Dr. AnnMarie Thomas and Dr. Deb Besser and sessions are held on the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul campus, BINZ LL03 https://www.stthomas.edu/campusmaps/stpaul/ . Cost is $100/session. Contact Deb.email@example.com to register.
Dec 6 - The Maker Movement and Maker Spaces. Make Education Founder, Dr. AnnMarie Thomas, will provide you an inside peek of the history, status and future of this transformative education initiative. This session is created for P-12 educators and administrators.
Dec 20 - Scratch and Makey-Makeys. Bringing your inner Sprite alive with a P-8 "sensor and control" tool. See http://www.makeymakey.com/ for more information on Makey-Makeys. Each participant receives their own Makey-Makey as part of this session. This session is created for P-8 educators and administrators.
Jan 3 - The Old and New of K-12 Engineering Tools. Learn more about 3-D printing with Sketch-up and the value of traditional tools as you create in this session. Each participant will print their own 3-D creation. This session is created for P-8 educators and administrators.
Jan 17 - ArtBot. Explore STEAM in a new direction... Artbots repurposes discarded materials to build a robot which creates art. This open ended project has an infinite number of possible outcomes. Topics covered include motors, basic circuits, inputs and outputs. Total cost for an individual Artbot can be as low as $2.
To register for the graduate certificate program complete the application available at https://webapp.stthomas.edu/engineering/admissions/app/accountCreation.htm Under "degree level" choose "Certificate" and under "major" choose "Certificate in Engineering for Educators". Please note that a resume is not required, and that we waive the registration fee for this certificate. Use the waiver code "EGED". Students must complete an application before registering for classes.
Spring 2014 semester application deadline is January 3, 2014; course registration deadline is February 2, 2014.
Summer 2014 semester application deadline is May 2, 2014; course registration deadline is May 27, 2014.
Fall 2014 semester application deadline is approximately August 9, 2014; course registration is deadline is approximately August 29, 2014.
Course registration closes one day before the beginning of the semester. Contact Deb Besser at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Undergraduate students may enroll in the minor in Engineering Education. Please contact Dr. Deb Besser (email@example.com) if you have any registration questions.