New STEM Minor Allows A&M-Galveston to Grow Galveston By Training Teachers
By 安德烈螺栓, Content Manager, Division of Marketing & Communications
Texas A&M University 太阳城网址网站 not only teaches students, the university now offers a minor leading to science teaching certification allowing students to become teachers.
The Science, Technology, Education & Mathematics (STEM) Certification is an 18-hour undergraduate-level program designed for secondary 8-12 干从业教师。成功完成课程的学生将获得必要的走向设计学习经验，知识和技能，专注于整合具体干与教学内容。
Similarly, and also through Texas A&M University's College of Education and Human Development, the STEM minor allows students to earn the credits to become a certified secondary science teacher and works alongside their major as a traditional minor program.
The program is a unique and collaborative partnership between Texas A&M-Galveston, the Galveston Island School District (GISD), and Galveston’s Odyssey Academy.
Students will be placed in classrooms at GISD and Odyssey in order to shadow and even act as student teachers in pertinent STEM-related classes. While at Odyssey, GISD Chief Human Resources, Student Services & Communications Officer Dyann Polzin will supervise the students’ placement and progress. After they switch places in the spring semester, Superintendent of Odyssey Academy Dr. Jennifer Goodman will oversee their progress within GISD. This oversight flip-flop is due to a caveat that an administrator cannot oversee a student under their own administrative unit.
Texas A&M-Galveston has worked to remodel many degree programs over the past five years to offer as many opportunities in trending college major and career programs as possible.