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Center for Mathematics and Science Education

The University of Mississippi

This course will introduce teachers to the core element of crosscutting concepts; address common misconceptions and/or misinterpretations of the crosscutting concepts; apply crosscutting concepts to real-world phenomena; and promote thoughtful engagement between teachers about integrating the crosscutting concepts into classroom instruction.

Course Begins: November 1, 2020

Registration Closes: November 22, 2020

Course Ends: January 8, 2021

This is a completely self-paced, online course. All course assignments must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CST January 8, 2021. At that time, the course will close and no additional assignments will be accepted. 

This course is organized by the seven Crosscutting Concepts.

  • Patterns
  • Cause and Effect: Mechanism and Explanation
  • Scale, Proportion, and Quantity
  • Systems and System Models
  • Energy and Matter: Flows, Cycles, and Conservation
  • Structure and Function
  • Stability and Change

Each concept includes two short videos, a phenomenon connection, and an engaging discussion component. Please complete all activities for each concept before submitting your course evaluation and CEU application. 

Dr. Whitney Jackson

Professional Development Coordinator – Science

Center for Mathematics and Science Education 

The University of Mississippi



Shelby Watson

Graduate Research Fellow – Science

Center for Mathematics and Science Education

The University of Mississippi


1.1 CEUs

CEU Processing 

CEU credits are processed electronically by North Mississippi Education Consortium. Please allow 3-4 weeks for processing. Participants will be notified via email from NMEC once credits are available for download. 

For information on how to download CEU certificates please click the link below

How to download your CEU certificate

Registration Fee: $45 (Includes CEUs)

  • Personal Check or Money Order
  • School Purchase Order
  • Credit or Debit Card

Your registration confirmation email will provide details of how to submit your payment. Participants will be added to the course as soon as payment is recieved. 


Registration Deadline November 22, 2020

Credit/Debit Card Payments Only

Frequently Asked Questions

Each quiz contains up to 3 questions. The system will allow you to submit your quiz with unanswered questions; however, you must respond to each question in order to receive completion credit. It should be clear from your responses that you have watched the content.

The questions on the quiz align with the content of each video. It is recommended that you complete the quiz while you watch the video. Feel free to pause the video as needed to respond to quiz questions.

This course will close on November 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. CST. This is the absolute last day to complete course assignments.

You will earn 1.1 CEUs by completing all required components of this course. 

No. The minimum credit offered for this course is 1.1 CEUs. Only participants who complete all required portions of this course will be eligible to receive CEUs. 

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