Tufts Departments of Education and Physics & Astronomy offer a series of online, graduate-level courses for K-8 science educators focused on doing science. That’s the “practices” part of the new MA Framework and Dimension 1 of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Most courses in science focus on delivering an established body of knowledge. If you haven’t had much experience doing science for yourself, it’s hard to have a feel for what those practices mean. This program will give you hands-on experience in addition to a theoretical background. It is to science what studio courses are to art.
Take a Class
The first course begins this spring: Experiencing Scientific Inquiry. This is an online course.
Teachers interested in continuing their education may register for the full three-course sequence on teaching scientific inquiry.
Earn a Certificate
After completing the first course, students may apply to the Science Education Certificate Program. Credit earned in the first online course will be transferred into this program. Request more information by emailing Certificates@tufts.edu.