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Frackson Mumba

Associate Professor
Unit: Curry School of Education
Department: Curry School of Education
Office location and address
Bavaro Hall 321
417 Emmet St S
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
Ed.D., Illinois State University, 2005
M.Sc., Witwatersrand University, 2001
B.Sc., University of Zambia, 1993
CU-CISE Developing Pre-service Science Teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Engineering Design Integrated Science Teaching and Assessing the Impact on Student Learning
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Engineering
August 01, 2016 – July 31, 2021
CU-UVA Robert Noyce Scholarship Program
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Ed. & Human Resources
August 01, 2014 – July 31, 2021
CU-Developing Teaching Assistants' Pedagogical Knowledge of Inquiry Science Teaching & Instructional Leadership Skills, and Assessing the Impact on Student Learning
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Ed. & Human Resources
September 01, 2016 – August 31, 2019
CU- Partnership for Achievement in Science in Southwest Virginia (PASS-VA)
Source: State Council Of Higher Education(Schev)
July 01, 2015 – September 30, 2016
EDIS 4885: Field Experience: Science Education
Credits: 1
Extensive experience in observing classrooms and in practice teaching using various instructional strategies. Classroom placements are aligned with specific program/endorsement areas and meet the guidelines for the approved licensure program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program.
EDIS 5049: History of Science for Teachers
Credits: 3
The course is designed to increase pre-service science teachers' understanding of the history of science, the evolution and structure of biology, chemistry, physics and earth/environmental science disciplines, and pedagogical knowledge for planning and teaching history of science integrated science lessons in middle and high school classrooms.
EDIS 5050: Teaching Science in Secondary Schools I
Credits: 3
The first course in the "Teaching Science Sequence" addresses scientific literacy as a rationale and framework for secondary science instruction. Specific topics in science subject matter are developed along with teaching techniques, procedures and on-going professional development.
EDIS 5051: Teaching Science in Secondary Schools II
Credits: 3
The second course in the "Teaching Science Sequence" addreses scientific inquiry, teaching process skills, safety, assessment, and evaluation. Prerequisites: EDIS 5050 and instructor permission
EDIS 5855: Content Area Seminar in Science
Credits: 3
This seminar is designed for further secondary teachers enrolled in the one-year Master of Teaching Secondary Program who are seeking initial certification in the state of Virginia. Designed to accompany the 5865 Clinical Experience, this seminar provides opportunities to discuss, process, and reflect on experiences in the clinical placement.
EDIS 5865: Clinical Experience in Science Education
Credits: 6
Designed for future secondary teachers enrolled in the one-year Master of Teaching Secondary Program who are seeking initial certification in the State of VA. A semester long intensive clinical experience designed to develop skills in fostering positive professional relationships with adolescent students, colleagues, & peers; observing & reflecting on instruction; & designing & implementing individual, small group, & whole class instruction.
EDIS 5875: Seminar: Teaching Internship - Science Education
Credits: 3
Designed to accompany the teaching internship (i.e., student teaching). Focuses on special issues and concerns that grow out of that experience, including classroom management, parent-teacher conferences, and school-community relations. Seminar sections are aligned with specific program/endorsement areas and meet the guidelines for approved licensure programs in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
EDIS 5885: Teaching Internship: Science Education
Credits: 6–12
A required student teaching internship for pre-service teachers, this full-semester experience is supervised by clinical instructors from the public schools and university supervisors. Course sections are aligned with specific program/endorsement areas and meet the guidelines for the approved licensure program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program
EDIS 5993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Independent Study
EDIS 9740: Internship in College Teaching or Supervision
Credits: 1–6
Opportunities for experienced doctoral students to teach courses or partial courses at the University, or to supervise student teachers under the guidance of a faculty member.
EDIS 9993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Under close guidance of a faculty member, students work on an area of particular interest that cannot be met by a regularly scheduled course. A plan of study should be signed by the faculty sponsor and filed in the student's permanent file in the Office of Student Affairs. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EDIS 9998: Doctoral Research Apprenticeship
Credits: 3–12
Designed to give doctoral students experience conducting research in professional settings appropriate to their disciplines. Prerequisites: Advisor Permission Required
EDIS 9999: Doctoral Dissertation
Credits: 3–12
Doctoral Dissertation Research completed under the guidance of dissertation committee. 12 hours is required for graduation. Permission of instructor required.