College Credit for Participating Teachers: A UAMS/UALR Partnership

In an attempt to get more science content into the teacher-in-training (pre-service) curriculum, the College of Education (COE), University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and the PIHS program entered into the following partnership: Pre-service teachers receive undergraduate or graduate credit toward their education degree requirements by attending 5 days of mini-courses of their choice in a PIHS summer program. A faculty member in the UALR/COE (Cheryl Grable, Ed.D.) monitors this program and sets academic requirements which involve the writing of lesson plans, evaluation of the various teaching methods used or not used by the UAMS-PIHS faculty, etc. This program began in the summer of 2000. Since then 22 master's level and 14 bachelor's level students in science education in the UALR/COE have earned college credit for attending PIHS mini courses.

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