Credits and Alliances

2016 Sessions: June 20 - July 22 or August 1 - September 2
ED 532 / SPA 532 - 3.0 Graduate Credit Hours | Graduate Tuition: $595

Build on the knowledge and experience you gain as a part of the Space Academy for Educators and earn graduate credit by attending this follow-on graduate course offered by The University of Alabama in Huntsville. The online course will provide you a formal framework for reflection and the development of lesson plans to adapt your new expertise in space science into effective and exciting methods for classroom implementation and discovery.

Courses Available:
  • College of Education- ED 532*
  • College of Science- SPA 532*

* Prerequisite: Participation in a 2016 session of the Space Academy for Educators.

The graduate course includes the following two primary assignments and grading model:

Reflection Website - The reflection website should include entries based upon experiences in the workshops, tours, or missions from the week. Participants will develop a website that incorporates experiences from the camp.

Final Reflection Paper - The final reflection paper should be based on learnings from your Space Academy for Educators® sessions and web-building experience. From your week at camp you will be expected to write a final reflection paper relative to your experiences as a learner. This paper provides an opportunity for reflection, as well as reactions, about what you experienced in workshops and interactions with other educators in attendance.

Grading Model - Reflection Website: 60%, Final Reflection Paper: 40%

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.

Register early to provide adequate time for receiving your transcripts and processing the application.

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  • Phone 256.824.4672 for registration and to pay $595 tuition fee.
    Admission notification is required prior to registering.

  • Participate in 2016 online Graduate Course ED 532 / SPA 532 Session.
    Choose from session dates listed below - indicate ED or SPA course preference:
    • June 20, 2016 - July 22, 2016
    • August 1, 2016 - September 2, 2016

If you have questions, please phone 256.824.4672 or email