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June 26, 2011
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Certificate/Concentration in Engineering for P-12 EducatorsThe engineering community has called for the integration of engineering content into the P-12curriculum. However, universities have been slow to offer engineering content courses andprograms designed for students preparing for careers in education. While a number ofworkshops and summer academies exist, their focus is often on specific engineering activities forthe classroom. As P-12 teachers tend to lack confidence in their knowledge of engineering andtheir ability to incorporate it into their teaching, programs which strive to give P-12 teachers adepth and breadth of engineering knowledge become more important. The CCLI projectpresented in this paper focuses on the creation of a minor in Engineering Education forundergraduate students majoring in Education. Preliminary results from the first six months ofthis project will be presented. Details on the courses encompassed by the minor, as well as therecruitment and retention plan for the minor are presented.
Thomas, A., & Hansen, J. B. (2011, June), Certificate/Concentration in Engineering for P-12 Educators Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--17596
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