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Mathematics or Laboratory Science


Engineering & Architecture

 APRIL 10-13, 2014
at the HYATT SFO, Burlingame, CALIFORNIA

 DEADLINE: February 7, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.

Over the four days of the UCCI Institutes, academic and Career Technical Education (CTE) teachers work together to write complete course outlines for new, integrated high school courses that blend the content and skills of a core academic subject – history, English, math, science or language other than English – with the technical requirements of one CTE industry sector pathway. Each completed course is submitted to UC for approval in its “a-g” academic area and, once approved, is available for any California high school to use. At this Institute, course developers will create courses that pair mathematics or laboratory science with a career pathway of the Engineering & Architecture CTE industry sector.

Schools may add approved UCCI courses to their course lists and teach them without having to submit them again for UC’s “a-g” approval. Because they are “a-g” approved, all UCCI courses count toward students’ college admission eligibility.

The Spring 2014 UCCI Institute: Math or Science/Engineering & Architecture

At this UCCI Institute, accepted applicants will work in teams, and each team will develop one integrated course that combines the content of math ("c") or lab science ("d") with career pathways in the Engineering & Architecture CTE industry sector. This Institute will produce four integrated courses.

All UCCI courses are created to align with the Common Core State Standards as well as the newly updated CTE industry sector standards, and to be submitted for UC “a-g” approval.

Why integrate math or science with Engineering & Architecture?

Teaching math or science through a study of Engineering & Architecture  has clear advantages. For example: 

  • Studying math within the context of engineering and architecture gives students the opportunity to see how numbers literacy and analytical skills are applied in the real world
  • Laboratory science assignments and concepts take on vivid meaning when grounded in the issues and problems of engineering and architecture
  • This pairing lets students explore a careers in a growing field, while also meeting the math ("c") or lab science ("d") subject requirement for UC-CSU college admission

Benefits to participants

Chosen through an application review process, Spring 2014 UCCI Institutes participants will receive a stipend of $300 for their work, as well as 2.5 Continuing Education Units from UCLA Extension. In addition, we reimburse districts for sub costs, up to $250 per teacher who attends the Institutes.

I want to apply!

“I've gained more from this institute in regards to curriculum development than any other program I've been associated with in my 12 years of teaching.” 

- Aaron Lemos, Spring 2013 UCCI Institutes