SCI 630D Physical Science MS - 3 credits - This course is designed for current or intending middle school science teachers interested in physical science with a concentration on core ideas in physics. Central disciplinary core ideas in this course include: Definitions of Energy, Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer. This course is based on the Next Generation Science Standards (NVACSS) and directly connected with physical science concepts approach in the middle school grades.


SCI 650J Physics Science HS - 3 credits - This course is designed for current or intending high school science teachers interested in physics. Central disciplinary core ideas in this course include: Definitions of Energy, Conservation of Energy, and Energy Transfer. This course is based on the Next Generation Science Standards (NVACSS) and directly connected with current course sequences.




SCI 630F/650E, three-credit classes offered to both K-8 and 7-12 certified teachers. Depending upon your individual needs, participants choose to enroll into either the SCI 630F or the SCI 650E section of the class. Separate class numbers are generated to ensure participants enroll into the appropriate course. The course instructor differentiates instruction to meet the needs of the participants. Class numbers (the 5-digit number required for registration within a student’s MyUNLV account) are posted within the current Science K-12 catalog at http://www.rpdp.net/coursecatalogs.html.

RPDP MSSCP Earth Science for MS Teachers (Sem. 1) –3 credits
This three-credit course will follow the first semester benchmark sequence for the currently adopted Clark County School District course syllabus for Science 7with supplements from the NV Science Content Standards. Teachers will use scientific processes, including inquiry, to build understanding of Earth’s structure and place in the Solar System, atmospheric processes, and composition of matter. Critical thinking, collaboration, accuracy, and communication skills will be practiced as students extend their scientific literacy. Field and laboratory experiences are to be an integral part of the course. Major topics include; Plate Tectonics,Constructive and Destructive Forces, Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, and Soil.
UNLV SCI 630F: Earth Science IA (Note: only offered in fall semester)

RPDP HSSCP Earth Science for HS Teachers (Sem. 1) – 3 credits
This first semester of the one-year high school Earth Science course is designed to integrate the scientific principles related to the Earth and its environment.Topics included are matter and energy, Earth chemistry, Earth history, Earth resources and environment, weathering and soil and erosion and depositional systems. Scientific methodology and the metric system will be integrated throughout the course. Demonstrations and/or lab experiences will be an integral part of instruction.
UNLV SCI 650E: Earth Science IA (Note: only offered in fall semester)

SCI 650C, three-credit classes offered to 7-12 certified teachers. Class numbers (the 5-digit number required for registration within a student’s MyUNLV account) are posted within the current Science K-12 catalog at http://www.rpdp.net/coursecatalogs.html.

RPDP HSSCP Biology I for HS Teachers (Sem 1) – 3 credits
This first semester of the one-year biology course is designed to survey the biological sciences. The emphasis is on developing inquiry skills and problem-solving techniques, nature of science, chemistry of life, cellular biology, cell transport, cell energy, cell cycle, molecular genetics and laws of genetics. Students will study both biology content and the pedagogy of teaching high school biology.
UNLV SCI 650C: Biology IA (Note: only offered in fall semester)

SCI 630B, three-credit classes offered to K-8 certified teachers. Class numbers (the 5-digit number required for registration within a student’s MyUNLV account) are posted within the current Science K-12 catalog at http://www.rpdp.net/coursecatalogs.html.

RPDP MSSCP Life Science for MS Teachers (Sem 1) – 3 credits
This three-credit course will follow the first semester benchmark sequence for the currently adopted Clark County School District course syllabus for Science 6 with supplements from the NV Science Content Standards. This semester course focuses on understanding the living systems on Earth. Teachers will use scientific processes, including inquiry, to build understandings of the interactions between living and non-living things. Major topics include; Science Processes and Skills, Structure of Life, Microbes, and Cells.
UNLV SCI 630B: Life Science IA (Note: only offered in fall semester)