How to Design an Earth System Science Course
Begin by selecting topics that your student population need to know.
Is it a prerequisite for further coursework?
Is it a course that serves preservice teachers?
- If so, then the course needs to be national and state science standards-based, and cover the content teachers will be expected to teach in their own K-12 classrooms. Learn more about K-12 science standards here.
Is it a course that will serve students from other disciplines needing a science elective?
Is it an all-purpose workhorse that serves a wide variety of departmental curriculum needs?