Space Educator

Space Camp

UAH Graduate Credit for Educators

In Partnership with the U.S. Space and Rocket Center

ED 532 / SPA 532 - Space Orientation for Educators

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  1. Apply for Non-Degree Graduate Status at UAH. (Requires Adobe Reader)
    • Download and complete form.
    • Submit form with attached supporting materials.
           (Unofficial transcript with degree statement)
    • UAH will evaluate and issue admission notification.
  2. Register and Pay - Phone 256.824.6013 for registration and to pay $300 tuition fee.
    Deadline to register is one (1) week prior to session start date. Admission notification is required prior to registering.

  3. Participate in 2015 online Graduate Course ED 532 / SPA 532 Session -- Choose from session dates listed below.
    • June 22, 2015 - July 26, 2015
    • August 7, 2015 - September 11, 2015

Space Orientation for Educators (ED 532 / SPA 532)

This graduate level (3.0 credit hour) course includes participation in a weeklong course at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, for pre-service and in-service teachers. The inquiry based workshops are taught around the theme of space exploration and include activities to be implemented across the curriculum. All activities are correlated to National Math, Science, Technology, Social Studies, and Reading Standards. Activities are based on curricula developed by NASA, CAP, NSTA, and developed at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. STEM related topics include: moon, Mars, rocketry, propulsion, hydroponics, math, biology, history, and literature.

Required: Prior registration and attendance in 2015 weeklong educator program at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.

Reflection Journal - The reflection journal should include entries based upon experiences in the workshops, tours, or mission from the week. Participants may opt to develop a blog that incorporates the experiences from the week.
Lesson Action Plan - The lesson action plan should incorporate at least one of the workshops, tours, or missions from the week. The lesson action plan should address how the experience(s) will be adapted for classroom implementation. The lesson action plan should be framed on a research-based model. Examples of research-based models include learning cycle approaches, the 5E, inquiry-based approaches, project-based learning, problem-based learning, and Understanding by Design (UbD).

Grading: (Total: 100%)
Attendance: 10%
Reflection Journal: 45%
Lesson Action Plan: 45%

Credit Hours: 3.0

If you have questions, please phone 256.824.6013 or email


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