Integrated Science 850: Mentored Practicum in College Science Teaching

Course Number: INTEGSCI 850

Credits: 1

Fulfills Requirements: 

  • Grad 50% – Counts toward 50% graduate coursework requirements


Instructor: Cara Theisen, PhD

Continues the development of graduate student’s skills in teaching and learning college science courses by providing a mentored, independent teaching experience. Participants will have the opportunity to see how theories of learning and teaching play out in real instructional settings by implementing instructional activities and then evaluating the outcomes of those activities on the basis of student artifacts. A particular emphasis will be placed on participants creating an inclusive learning environment for teaching diverse student populations. The course also provides participants with frameworks for teaching and managing their own courses, should they pursue academic positions after graduate school. This course is required for Scientific Teaching Fellows program participants.


Cara Theisen

Credentials: Ph.D.

Position title: Director of Professional Development in Teaching & Learning