MIT STEP offers a teacher licensing program that can be done entirely at MIT or in conjunction with courses at Wellesley College. This program licenses students to teach mathematics or science in grades 5-12. The Scheller Teacher Education Program, offered through the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, prepares MIT students to become teachers who are competent to teach in their field, willing to challenge established norms, able to bridge the boundaries among disciplines, and eager to help students develop the desire to question and explore. Click here for more info on STEP and here for more info on classes.
STEP is actively engaged in many research and development projects, designing and testing new learning technologies for use in formal and informal education. While some projects are in limited testing with partners, others are freely available for all to try and to use (some complete with curriculum and assessment). Find out more about these projects on the projects page.
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11.129, 11.130, 11.131 Overview - Educational Theory and Practice
11.129 (Fall), 11.130 (IAP), 11.131 (Spring)
Educational Theory and Practice
Prof. E. Klopfer (firstname.lastname@example.org), R. Gibb
Three course sequence based at MIT that includes student teaching component. Fall course is a seminar that prepares students for the classroom through study of curriculum development, assessment, and classroom management. IAP course involves full time student teaching at a local school. Spring course includes some teaching as well as follow up coursework. Courses meet in the late afternoon (4pm-5:30pm).
Wellesley 300 Fall
Educational Theory, Curriculum, Evaluation
Focuses on the art of teaching: design of lesson plans, classroom management, interactions with diverse communities of students, testing, discipline, and varied approaches to the subject matter.
Wellesley 302 & 303 Spring
Seminar - Supervised Practice Teaching
Student teaching in a grade 6 to 12 classroom, supervised by a master teacher.