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.
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.
Credits and Degrees
Participants can earn continuing education credits or graduate credits or can apply Space Across the Curriculum coursestoward 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
Colorado Springs open-enrollment Space Across the Curriculum courses are held at either Space Foundation Discovery Center at our world headquarters or the Space Foundation Discovery Institute. 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.; Lyons Township, Ill.; and Omaha Public Schools, Omaha, Neb.
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.
Course Descriptions and Dates
Examine the different areas of meteorology and how to incorporate them into the classroom. Hands-on lessons will be used to teach meteorology along with a trip to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
July 8-12, 2013
Centered on space and science education for early learners, the Space Foundation’s PreK-2 Early Childhood Space Exploration course provides tools to inspire eager young minds through inquiry-based learning. The curriculum includes age-appropriate, hands-on activities that participants can immediately use with their students to instill the excitement and wonderment of space.
The Space Foundation reserves the right to alter courses at any time.
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Contact the Space Foundation via email at Education@SpaceFoundation.org or via phone at +1.719.576.8000 or +1.800.691.4000.
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