I teach a variety of courses that focus on teacher education, curriculum and instruction, elementary school science teaching methods, environmental education, place-based education, and experiential education for undergraduate or graduate students.

Select a course below to find out more information about syllabus, assignments and resources




Teaching Science

This course introduces prospective teachers to science education teaching strategies such as: conceptual change, assessment, activity leadership, phrasing questions to promote active scientific inquiry and MORE

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STEM Education

The course provides middle level teachers with research-based science education instructional strategies that focus on designing standards aligned curriculum, instruction and assessment. Course webpage here.


Environment, Ecology and Nature-study Education

This course explores effective teaching strategies for helping people learn about nature. Students put into practice the research-based practices by designing environmental education programs for children. Course webpage here.




The Childhood Education Profession

This course provides an overview to professional knowledge considered essential for effective teaching. Course webpage here.

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Teaching Elementary and Middle School Children Life Science

This graduate course provides and in-depth exploration of teaching strategies with a focus on life science content. Course webpage here.

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Research Methods in Education

This course provides educators with strategies on how to read and understand educational research as well as how to design a research project that explores questions about teaching. Learn more about Action Research and find examples of Action Research projects Course webpage here.






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