Center for Mathematics and Science Education

The University of Mississippi

Science and Engineering Practices in the Classroom

What does science look like in action? Age-appropriate practices of science and engineering are embedded into the MS College – and Career-Readiness Standards for Science. Join us to examine these eight Science and Engineering Practices (SEPs) and watch as teachers implement them in the classroom.

Course Begins: September 1, 2020

Course Ends: September 30, 2020

This is a completely self-paced, online course. All course assignments must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. September 30, 2020. At that time, the course will close and no additional assignments will be accepted. 

Session 1: Science and Engineering Practices

Watch as Paul Anderson describes what each practice entails and how they should be implemented from elementary through high school.

Session 2: In the Classroom

See how teachers incorporate the SEPs in classroom instruction and watch as student learning is transformed from direct instruction to include more student-activated learning. 

Session 3: Special Topic

Listen to experienced teachers speak about being in the classroom to encourage those working directly with students. 

Session 4: Connections

Make connections and engage with other participants to learn from a community of educators. 

Dr. Whitney Jackson

Professional Development Coordinator – Science

The Center for Mathematics and Science Education 

The University of Mississippi


0.9 – 1.0 CEUs

Required content earns 0.9 CEUs. Required content plus bonus content earns 1.0 CEU.

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 and includes CEUs

Two-step registration process:

  1. Registration – Participants must register using the Registration buttons below. Once registration is complete, you will receive a confirmation email.
  2. Payment – Payment must be made separately through the Payment button. Please allow 1-2 business days for CMSE staff to confirm receipt of payment. Once payment is confirmed you will receive an email providing you access to the course materials. 

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The videos presented in this course are available to the general public from a variety of sources but have been vetted and chosen as applicable to the content of this course.  Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these videos are those of the individual presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Center for Mathematics and Science Education.

Registration Deadline September 15, 2020

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Frequently Asked 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.

Each quiz contains up to 5 questions.

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 September 30, 2020 at 11:59 pm. This is the absolute last day to complete course assignments and BONUS material.

You will earn 0.9 CEUs by completing all required components of this course. If you choose to complete the additional BONUS assignment, you will receive 1.0 CEU.

No. The minimum credit offered for this course is 0.9 CEUs. Only participants who complete all required portions of this course will be eligible to receive CEUs. 

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