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Phase II:
Improving Math & Science Teaching through School Outreach
A South Carolina Math-Science Partnership Project
PI - William Veal Ph.D., College of Charleston Department of Teacher Education
 Co-PI - John Peters Ph.D., College of Charleston Department of Biology

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Program Information

The College of Charleston in partnership with three school districts (Georgetown, Charleston, & Berkeley) and private schools (First Baptist, and Low Country Preparatory School) have developed Phase 2 of a professional development project to strengthen content and pedagogical knowledge of middle and high school science and mathematics teachers. Phase II courses were developed from content needs assessments identified by each participating school involved in the partnership and aligned to national/state content standards.  A tentative schedule of course offerings for Summer 2014 can be found on the Course Offerings link above.

All teachers accepted into the program will

  • Receive free registration and free in-state tuition for one graduate level “science or math for teachers” course during each of the two summer terms.   To be eligible for this you must be a resident of South Carolina.  
  • Receive all required course materials (i.e. textbooks) free.
  • Receive a stipend of $250 per course taken.
  • Have access to equipment used in the course to incorporate activities, labs, demonstrations in your course.
  • Explore in-depth content knowledge in select content areas of science and math.
  • Explore diverse pedagogical ideas for content knowledge implementation.

Teachers who are accepted to this program must agree to

  • Attend all classes for the course you are enrolled in and complete all assignments required for the courses. 
  • Develop a portfolio for each course that will be evaluated at the end of each course.
  • Allow C of C faculty to enter your classroom to observe during the academic year. 
  • Participate in any research and evaluation processes (surveys, interviews, pre-post course assessments, classroom observations).
  • Attend follow-up Professional Learning Community activities during the summer and academic year. 
Application fee
  • There is no application fee this year; however, we do ask that teachers firmly commit to participating in the program upon submitting an application. 
Travel and Parking

Math courses will be taught at the CofC North Campus.  Science courses will be taught at the downtown campusWe have limited funds to pay for parking and travel to and from the downtown campus, so we are requesting that teachers from the same school or district share rides to the College. The link below contains the current list of MSP participants, their contact information along with which course(s) they are taking.

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Program Surveys -
Please complete the following survey before arriving on campus for your summer MSP course.  All participating teachers must complete the respective survey, regardless of whether you have taken a MSP course in the past. Teachers taking both a science and a math course should complete both of the surveys below.  If you are taking more than one course this summer, you only need to complete the respective survey once, prior to the start of your courses.  
  • Math Teachers
  • Science Teachers

*Dependent on availability of funding from the SC Dept. of Education

This project is supported by a grant from the SC State Department of Education's Math Science Partnership Program.