UNC Asheville is taking advantage of new
technologies to improve access to classes for teachers across the
state who are seeking professional development, lateral entry course
work or classes for a degree. The North Carolina Model Teaching
Education Consortium is supporting these three classes as a service
to those who are seeking an education degree and/or teaching
certification. All courses will be taught by tenured faculty. The
deadline to apply is January 4, 2008.
"K-8 Physical Sciences" is designed for prospective K-8 teachers and
covers the physical sciences and technology found in the North
Carolina Standard Course of Study and Grade Level Competencies K-8.
This interactive course uses the latest in technology and emphasizes
science as inquiry, scientific reasoning and critical thinking. A
laboratory is included. Students participating in the course will
earn four hours of academic credit. The course will cost $337.36
plus a $20 non-refundable application fee to be submitted with the
"Math Methods" focuses on methods and materials for teaching
mathematics to middle school students. The course will emphasize
teaching geometry and diversification of classroom instruction.
Students will participate in a variety of activities and technology
preparation in order to create resources and design a grant to
impact children. Students will also prepare a unit and teach it at
least three consecutive days. Students participating in the course
will receive three hours of academic credit. Cost for the course is
$253.02 plus a $20 non-refundable application fee.
"Number Systems" is designed to give a basic understanding of number
systems. Students will start with the counting numbers and will work
their way to the real numbers, exploring theoretical properties of
each definable number set. Students participating in the course will
earn three hours of academic credit. Cost for the course is $253.02
plus a $20 non-refundable application fee.
UNC Asheville makes every effort to ensure that online courses
provide an outstanding learning experience. All UNC campuses are
accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools,
which requires that online offerings be similar in quality to
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For more information, call Elaine Fox, UNC Asheville director of
distance education, at 828/232-5122.