A Graduate Course from MSEF’s Curious Minds Initiative (CMI)

Complete to earn 2 graduate credits. PCS is part of the STEM Certificate in Inquiry from Framingham State University.

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About PCS

PCS is a hands-on course that enables science teachers to develop effective project-based units for targeted science concepts, and also provides an introduction to guiding students who work on independent research projects.

PCS Benefits

Your Students & Teaching practice:

  • Your students develop a deeper understanding of targeted science concepts in context.
  • Learn new and effective ways to integrate project-based learning into your curriculum.
  • Design a Project-Based Science (PBS) activity for your own classroom!
  • Connect project-based science activities with the Massachusetts state science standards.
  • Receive a special invitation to participate in MSEF Educator Day at MIT.*

Your Career & Teamwork with Colleagues:

  • Optional low-cost graduate credit - $200 for 2 graduate credits. Tuition Scholarships A limited number of partial and full tuition scholarships available.
  • PCS is part of a new STEM CERTIFICATE in INQUIRY - a collaboration of Framingham State University & MSEF. Earn 2 of the graduate credits towards this Certificate!
  • Teams of teachers get priority acceptance: Be part of a supportive team to enable your success back in the school and classroom.

* MSEF Educator Day at MIT | May 1, 2020, 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Apply for a travel stipend and/or matching support for a substitute teacher! A special free conference held on Friday during the Science & Engineering Fair for high school students @ MIT. Highlights include: walking the Exhibition Hall of 300 “Best of the Best” high school student science fair projects in Massachusetts; a seat in the Judge Orientation Program (with ~300 judges from academia and industry); feedback and discussion inquiry and project-based approaches in your teaching practice; and breakfast and lunch!

PCS Fees, Credits and More

Registration Fee: $25 Total Tuition & Course Materials: $525 Graduate Credit: 2 graduate credits will be available to earn at additional cost of $200 Please Note: teachers who want to enroll for graduate credit will receive an application from MSEF, which must be submitted with payment of fees before the course begins. MSEF Educator Day: FREE with course registration! More Information: cmi@scifair.com Please note that registration fees & graduate credit costs are non-refundable.

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