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Lovinger 3155
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4452 or 8662
Fax: 660-543-4954



Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

PLTW

Enrollment for Summer 2018 Now Open!

 

UCM offers Graduate credit for educators completing PLTW Core Training Institute (CTI) requirements. These courses are only offered during the summer semester. Please check back here in March 2018 for enrollment forms and more information. Download course information and registration packets are below.

 

What is PLTW?

The Engineering and Technology Teacher Education Program within the School of Professional Education and Leadership in the College of Education is nationally certified to provide pre-service training for technology education majors in the internationally acclaimed secondary engineering education program, PLTW. The University of Central Missouri and Purdue University were the first institutions to meet the rigorous requirements for this certification. Upon graduation, students meeting the program requirements will be certificated to teach PLTW courses anywhere in the United States, Virgin Islands, and American Samoa. Graduates will still need to be licensed in the state they will teach.

PLTW, a not-for-profit educational organization, provides a rigorous curriculum designed to prepare a diverse group of students to be successful in science, engineering and engineering technology. High school students successfully completing PLTW courses and passing the national college exams have the potential for earning undergraduate university credits through our office of Extended Studies.

Applying for PLTW Graduate Course Credit

 

UCM offers Graduate credit for educators completing PLTW Core Training Institute (CTI) requirements. These courses are only offered during the summer semester.

 

Please note that, due to updated requirements by the Missouri Higher Learning Commission, we do require a graduate level paper to be written and submitted to obtain graduate university credit (yes, that means one paper per course). A rubric for that paper is included in the materials packet for each course.

 

Enrollment for PLTW Graduate Credit is not processed until all required documentation is submitted, including the paper, and only during summer semesters. All required items must be in our office no later than close of business on the last day of the summer semester (Thursday, August 2, 2018). Deadlines will be strictly followed to allow time to review items before grades submission deadlines. Please refer to the UCM Academic Calendar for exact dates.

 

Unfortunately, we cannot backdate credit, so even if you completed your course in a previous year, it will still show up on your transcript as being taken during the semester in which you were enrolled.

 

Please do not send payment with your materials. Instructions for payment methods will be provided once you are enrolled.

For more information, please contact Rachel Clements at clements@ucmo.edu or 660-543-4452.

 

 

Please click the link for the course title that most closely resembles the PLTW training you completed. This will download a PDF file that contains an information sheet, enrollment application, course syllabus, and the rubric for the required graduate-level paper. If you will be applying for more than one course, you may combine the enrollment applications but you must submit separate support documents for each course, include a separate paper for each course.

 

3.0 Credit Hour Courses    
Aerospace Engineering Biomedical Innovation Civil Engineering and Architecture
Computer Integrated Manufacturing Computer Science A Computer Science Essentials
Computer Science Principles Digital Electronics Engineering Design and Development
Environmental Sustainability Human Body Systems Introduction to Engineering Design
Medical Interventions Principles of Biomedical Science Principles of Engineering
     
1.5 Credit Hour Courses    
Automation and Robotics Computer Science App Creators Computer Science for Innovators and Makers
Cybersecurity Design and Modeling Introducton to Computer Science
Medical Detectives    
     
1.0 Credit Hour Courses    
Energy and the Environment Flight and Space Green Architecture
Launch Classroom Teacher Training Launch Lead Teacher Training Magic of Electrons
Science of Technology    

 

 

For more information, please contact Rachel Clements at clements@ucmo.edu or 660-543-4452.