Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science


Science Education

First Advisor

Dr. Kirk T. Korista

Second Advisor

Kirk T. Korista

Third Advisor

Kirk T. Korista

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Campus Only


This paper will attempt to connect content standards to curricula for the preparation of teachers as exemplified by the astronomy content found in standards documents in the United States and in teacher preparation programs at Michigan institutions. The astronomy content identified in the Michigan Content Standards will be compared to the astronomy content found in a selection of standards documents from across the United States. These standards will also be compared with the required and elective science coursework at some Michigan teacher preparation institutions. The results lead to a brief discussion of the role of K-12 standards in teacher education.

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