Space Across the Curriculum Courses for PreK-12 Teachers
The Space Foundation's Space Across the Curriculum courses provide teachers with a unique opportunity to develop extraordinary classroom skills, while at the same time earning credit for professional development or toward a master's degree in education.
These week-long intensive, graduate-level courses for PreK-12 educators provide space-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) content that is instantly transferable to the classroom. All courses are experiential, hands-on and focused on national standards and STEM principles. Although the underlying focus is on STEM, the courses are structured to adapt lessons to all grade levels and all curriculum areas. Participants do NOT need to be science or math teachers. Public, private and homeschool teachers from around the globe are welcome.
Colorado Springs open-enrollment Space Across the Curriculum courses are held at the Space Foundation Discovery Center at our world headquarters. In addition, we conduct Space Across the Curriculum courses for targeted groups on a contract basis at locations around the world. Recent programs have been held at Charles County Public Schools, Charles County, Md.; Colorado State University-Pueblo, Pueblo, Colo.; La Grange, Ill.; and Omaha Public Schools, Omaha, Neb.
Credits and Degrees
Participants can earn continuing education credits or graduate credits or can apply Space Across the Curriculum courses toward master's degrees at:
- Colorado State University-Pueblo (CSU-Pueblo): School of Education Master of Education and Continuing Education programs with a space studies emphasis
- Regis University: School for Professional Studies Master of Education emphasis Space Studies
- University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS): College of Education Curriculum and Instruction emphasis Science Education/Space Studies
Fees and Financial Aid
Thanks to the generous support of the Mikkelson Foundation and the Adolph Coors Foundation, we are able to offer our Space Across the Curriculum courses, valued at $670, for only a modest materials fee of $165. This fee is often paid through school or school district professional development fees. In addition, there are several targeted scholarships available.
2014 Space Across the Curriculum Schedule
|EARTH SYSTEMS SCIENCE: OUR EARTH REVEALED
June 16 - 20, 2014
|ASTRONOMY PRINCIPLES FOR THE CLASSROOM: KINESTHETIC ASTRONOMY
June 23 - 27, 2014
|SPACE TECHNOLOGIES IN THE CLASSROOM: IMAGERY AND
July 7 - 11, 2014
For further information, contact the Space Foundation via email at [email protected] or via phone at +1.719.576.8000 or +1.800.691.4000.