Physics & Chemistry Graduate Courses at ASU for teachers: 2020 to 2022 (tentative schedule. For non-degree and MNS degree-seekers; or take for CEUs)

Updated December 17, 2019. Questions? ask Jane.Jackson@asu.edu

 

ASU PHS and CHM graduate courses satisfy Higher Learning Commission requirements for Dual Enrollment, Adjunct, and Residential MCCCD physics & chemistry faculty, respectively, without restriction. Also, MCCCD mathematics faculty can include “up to 9 graduate semester hours in physics … courses with significant mathematical content”, which most PHS courses do. [See https://asa.maricopa.edu/hlc-minimum-qualifications-for-hiring]

 

Our PHS courses total MORE than 30 graduate credits in physics. They are described at

http://modeling.asu.edu/MNS/MNS.html .

 

Our CHM courses total 19 graduate credits in chemistry. They are:

CHM 594: Modeling Instruction in Chemistry I and II (3 credits; 2 credits)

PHS 594 / CHM 594: Thermodynamics Modeling Workshop (2)

PHS 505 / CHM 505: Energy and the Environment (3)

PHS 540 / CHM 540: Integrated Physics and Chemistry (3)

PHS 560 / CHM 560: Matter and Light (3)

PHS 581 / CHM 581: Structure of Matter and its Properties (3)

 

* All PHS and CHM courses can be taken by degree-seeking and non-degree students, or for CEUs (non-credit – use to re-certify, prepare to pass physics or chem NES test, personal benefit.)

* 3 semester hours of credit, except where noted. (500-level is graduate, 400-level is undergrad)

* Most summer Modeling Workshops are on Tempe campus, 8-3:30pm MTWR & 8am - noon F.

* Fall & spring semester courses are on Tempe campus; 4:30pm or 5:30pm, 1x or 2x/week.

* PHS 530 and PHS 531 are rigorous, research-based content courses with effective pedagogy.

* Information: https://physics.asu.edu/content/modeling-instruction-program

* MNS degree key: *Category II: integrated science **Cat. III: contemporary physics. #~elective

 

In addition to the courses listed below: each summer PHS 598 (Leadership Workshop – 1 cr) is held on some Friday afternoons (flexible!) during the same 8 weeks as our other courses. James Archambault is the instructor. Teachers in the MNS degree program learn to do action research, in teams of 2 or 3. Then they do action research in their classes in the school year. The next summer (or during the school year), they earn credit for PHS 593: Applied Project (Action Research), in flexible formats and dates, for 2 credits.

 

Introductory Modeling Workshops are offered each year. Advanced or 2nd semester Modeling Workshops and Category II & III courses are rotated every 2 to 5 summers, depending on instructor availability and teacher interest. Syllabi: http://modeling.asu.edu/MNS/MNS.html .

 

Online versions of 2nd semester physics and chemistry Modeling Workshops might be available during the school year, hosted by the AMTA (but NOT for physics or chemistry graduate credit, unfortunately). Also, locations in the West Valley can be arranged by ASU. Please e-mail jane.jackson@asu.edu if you would like either of these opportunities.


 

SPRING SEMESTER 2020:

PHS 530 / PHY 480: Methods of Teaching Physics I: mechanics (Modeling Workshop). ). TR 4:30-6:30pm on Tempe campus, room PS-H355. No classes during ASU break in March.

 

SUMMER 2020:

June 8 - 26 (8am -3:30pm MTWTh; 8am – noon F):

PHS 530 / PHY 480: Methods of Teaching Physics I: mechanics (Modeling Workshop. Jeff Steinert, instructor)

PHS 531 / PHY 494: Methods of Teaching Physics II: electricity & magnetism (Modeling Workshop. Holly McTernan, instructor)

# CHM 594 / CHM 480: Modeling Instruction in Chemistry I (Mitch Sweet, instructor)

 

June 15-July 2: PHS 594: Computational Physics First Modeling Workshop

Melissa Girmscheid, instructor. NSF-funded grant to the AAPT. Colleen Megowan is liaison.

 

Friday pm, June 19 - Sunday, June 22: AMTA conference on campus. For all science teachers.

 

June 29 – July 10: (8am -3:30pm MTWThF. No class on Friday, July 3: campus is closed.)

# CHM 594: Modeling Instruction in Chemistry II (Levi Torrison, instructor)

 

June 29 - July 30: (NEW TIMES, AS OF DEC. 17, 2019 – to benefit more teachers!)

** PHS 556: Astrophysics (1-3:30pm MTWR. Carl Covatto, instructor)

* PHS 540 / CHM 540: Integrated Physics & Chemistry (4-6:30pm MTWR. Bob Culbertson)

 

FALL SEMESTER 2020:

# PHS 534/PHY 494: Methods of Physical Science Teaching (matter & energy, OR force,chem)

 

SPRING SEMESTER 2021 is the same as in previous spring semesters.

SUMMER 2021:

June 7 - 25 (8am -3:30pm MTWTh; 8am – noon F):

PHS 530 / PHY 480: Methods of Teaching Physics I: mechanics (Modeling Workshop)

PHS 594: Modeling Workshop in Mechanical Waves and Sound

# CHM 594 / CHM 480: Modeling Instruction in Chemistry I

* PHS 505 / CHM 505: Energy & the Environment (Cory Waxman. 8:30 -1:30 MTWR in Phx)

 

June 28 – July 9 (8am -3:30pm MTWR; 8am – noon F):

PHS 594 / CHM 594: Thermodynamics Modeling Workshop (2 cr)

 

June 28 - July 29:

** PHS 570: Spacetime Physics (1-3:30pm MTWR. Carl Covatto, instructor)

** PHS 581 / CHM 581: Structure of Matter (Bob Culbertson, instructor. 4-6:30pm MTWR)

 

TBD: Integrated math & science Modeling Workshop (Kelli Warble & Larry Dukerich, leaders)

 

FALL SEMESTER 2021:

# CHM 594 / CHM 480: Modeling Instruction in Chemistry I (Mitch Sweet, instr. TTh 5:30-7:30 pm on Tempe campus, room PS-H355.)

 

SPRING SEMESTER 2022 is the same as in previous spring semesters.

 

SUMMER 2022:

June 6 - 24 (8am -3:30pm MTWTh; 8am – noon F):

PHS 530 / PHY 480: Methods of Teaching Physics I: mechanics (Modeling Workshop. H356)

PHS 594 / PHY 494: Modeling Workshop in CASTLE Electricity (i.e., circuit electricity. Agatha Andersen, instructor. PS-H357)

# CHM 594 / CHM 480: Modeling Instruction in Chemistry I (Mitch Sweet, instr. & J Sheets.)

 

June 27 – July 8: (8am -3:30pm MTWThF. No class on Monday, July 4: campus is closed.)

# CHM 594: Modeling Instruction in Chemistry II

 

(possibly) PHS 594: Modeling Workshop in Light (Interested? reply to jane.jackson@asu.edu)

 

June 27 – July 28 (no class on July 4):

* PHS 550: Physics and Astronomy (1-3:30pm MTWR. Carl Covatto, instructor. PS H355)

**PHS 560 / CHM 560: Matter and Light (4-6:30pm MTWR. Bob Culbertson, instr. PS H356)

 

FALL SEMESTER 2022:

# PHS 534/PHY 494: Methods of Physical Science Teaching (matter & energy, OR force,chem)

 

Rationale: The Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) policy manual (rev. 2/2013) states:

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An hour of work is the equivalent of 50 minutes of classtime (often called a "contact hour") or 60 minutes of independent study work. A minimum of 45 hours of work by each student is required for each unit of credit.

 

Ordinarily, a course must cover a 1-week period for every unit of credit given. During summer sessions, however, 6 units of credit may be given over a 5-week period.

2. Workshops must involve a minimum of 45 hours for each unit of credit, including a minimum of 15 contact hours, with the balance of the requirement in homework;

3. Studios must involve at least 30 contact hours and at least 15 hours of homework for each unit of credit...

Ref: http://azregents.asu.edu/rrc/Policy Manual/2-224-Academic Credit.pdf

Download it at http://www.azregents.edu/policymanual/default.aspx

 

 

For historical purposes:

SUMMER 2019:

June 10 - 28 (8am -3:30pm MTWTh; 8am – noon F):

PHS 530 / PHY 480: Methods of Teaching Physics I: mechanics (Modeling Workshop. Jeff Steinert, instructor. Marty Sprinzl, peer co-leader. PS-H356)

PHS 594 / PHY 494: Modeling Workshop in CASTLE Electricity (i.e., circuit electricity. Agatha Andersen, instructor. Kirticia Jarrett, trainee. PS-H357)

# CHM 594 / CHM 480: Modeling Instruction in Chemistry I (Mitch Sweet, instr. & J Sheets.)

 

July 8-18 (8am -3:30pm MTWThF)

# CHM 594: Modeling Instruction in Chemistry II (Levi Torrison, instructor. Phil Root, peer co-leader. 2 credits. Met in PS-H357)

 

July 1 - Aug. 1 (no class on Thursday, July 4):

**PHS 560 / CHM 560: Matter and Light (1-3:30pm MTWR. Bob Culbertson, instr. PS H356)

* PHS 550: Physics and Astronomy (4-6:30pm MTWR. Carl Covatto, instructor. PS H355)

 

FALL SEMESTER 2019:

# CHM 594 / CHM 480: Modeling Instruction in Chemistry I (Mitch Sweet, instr. TTh 5:30-7:30 pm on Tempe campus, room PS-H355.)