EDUC 654: Designing and Implementing a STEM Project-Based Learning Unit (Graduate)

Participants will design and implement a project-based learning unit in a STEM-related field to engage their elementary and secondary students in deeper learning. We explore the nuts and bolts of designing an effective PBL unit, while ensuring the Indiana Standards are the cornerstones to the unit. We investigate research-based practices of implementing high quality PBL. Participants will be introduced to the theory and practice of project-based learning (PBL).

Prerequisite: Prior knowledge and experience with some common instructional technologies (e.g., Microsoft Word document, Google tools, learning management systems).  Willingness to try out new technology tools and to share! 

Graduate Certificate: If you are seeking the STEM certificate, the completion of EDUC 653, 654, 655, 656 is required.

Master’s Completion: The four EDUC courses offered by University of Indianapolis through STEM Teach V (EDUC 654, EDUC 655, EDUC 656, & EDUC 653) can also be used to complete a master’s degree for dual credit credentialing if 18 graduate credits are completed in a specific content area.

Related Offerings:
EDUC 654 Designing & Implementing a STEM Project-Based Learning Unit (SUM I 24 & SUM I 25)
EDUC 655 STEM Methods (SUM II 24 & SUM II 25)
EDUC 656 Teacher Engineering Education: Universal Design for Learning (Fall II 23 & Fall II 24)
EDUC 653 Integrating Tech into STEM (W/S I 24)

University of Indianapolis

Semester: Summer I 2024

Instructor: Dr. Jean Lee

Credit Hours: 3 Graduate

Dates:  5/13/24 – 6/28/24

Location: Online Asynchronous

Teacher Level: Grades K-12

Graduate Certificate Available: Yes

Master’s Completion Option: Yes

EDUC 654 Syllabus

Master’s in Curriculum & Instruction