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CPSS240: Contemporary Issues in STEM Education

Virtual, Virtual
Terms offered: 
Spring
Program Type: 
Maryland Virtual
EA Advisor: 
Maria Barra

GCSupervised Service-Learning practicum in issues related to science, technology and society.

Restriction: Matriculation into the College Park Scholars Science, Technology & Society (CPSS) program; or permission of instructor.

Register in Testudo for the following three credit course:

This course is approved for the Scholarship in Practice and I-Series requirements of the General Education program. This course will include a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning (check Testudo for more details). The last day to cancel registration is January 22 for a 100% refund and February 5 for a 80% refund.

Students must be enrolled in the College Park Scholars Science, Technology & Society (CPSS) program.

Matthew Aruch has developed a robotics based service-learning program in collaboration with Prince George’s County Public Schools and is responsible for developing and teaching several practicum courses including a study abroad course exploring the relationship between technology and society in Ecuador. Aruch is a doctoral student in international education policy at the University of Maryland. A career educator, he has been fortunate enough to study, travel, live and work in many countries including the United States, Costa Rica, Honduras, Indonesia and Ecuador. Aruch's interests include science education, the role of technology in education and development, sustainability science, and education for sustainable development as well as improving the teaching, learning and overall educational experience for educators and students wherever he might be living or working. Aruch has a Bachelor of Science in biology (2003) and a Master of Science in education (2004) from Mary Washington College and a Master of Education in international education policy (2011) from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. For general questions, please contact the Global Classrooms team

Course costs are calculated based on the university’s standard tuition and fee rates.

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Spring 2021 10/25/2020 10/11/2020