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Advanced Learning Designs / Adams State College :: Aviation Science for Teachers, Administrators, and Guidance Counselors

Aviation Science for Teachers, Administrators, and Guidance Counselors

Aviation Science for Teachers, Administrators, and Guidance Counselors

3 graduate credits
Instructor: Dr. Lee Siudzinski

This course prepares elementary/middle school/high school teachers with the knowledge needed to bring aviation to the classroom. This course presents the science principles of flight, as well as the history of aviation, careers in aviation, and the future of flight.

Instructor Bio

Dr. Lee Siudzinski

Dr. Lee Siudzinski has served in public education as a teacher, principal, director of instruction, assistant superintendent, and superintendent for over thirty years. He spent six weeks in Japan through a Fulbright Memorial Scholarship in 1997, examining the Japanese educational system. He is the former Vice President of Education Programs for the Experimental Aircraft Association and maintains a private pilot and commercial pilot license. Dr. Siudzinski blends his education background with aviation experiences to provide exciting learning opportunities.

Dr. Siudzinski earned his Ed.D. from Marquette University through one of two statewide fellowship awards. He has been recognized as a friend of education and continues to be very involved at the community and national levels, serving on multiple advisory boards for corporations and institutions of higher education. On multiple occasions, Dr. Siudzinski has received awards for his outsanding work as an education administrator and is well respected by the teachers and staff he works with. He is also a member of the following professional organizations:

American Association of School Administrators
Arizona School administrators
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Aviation Education Corporation (Board Member)
Big Foot Area Schools Association (past)
Illinois Administrators Association (past)
National Association of Elementary School Principals (past)
Phi Delta Kappa
Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators
Wisconsin Association of Teacher Educators
Wisconsin School Public Relations Association

Course Syllabus

Course Introduction

Have you ever looked up at an aircraft flying overhead? At one time or another, most people have wondered what it would be like to fly. Kids in particular are able to find a connection and excitement to aviation. Perhaps it is because of the seemingly magical aura that flight possesses. Just how is it that airplanes stay up in the sky and what would it feel like to be up there? Regardless of the reason, aviation is exciting and it inspires passion.

Aviation has a remarkable ability to excite and motivate students in science, technology, engineering, math and other subject areas. The course provides strong learning in these subject areas along with practical application. When students learn an important scientific principle, they have the chance to relate the principle to familiar concepts, often seeing how it really works in the air or even in a flight simulator. There is nothing quite like the joy of flight.

Course Composition

This course is comprised of fifteen online lessons, designed to be completed within the semester, but in an asynchronous style at your own pace. Each lesson utilizes text, occasional video, and supporting documentation through PDF files and web links to provide a rich learning experience. Resources have been provided at the end of each lesson to provide further learning opportunities and foundational materials should you choose to integrate portions of your own learning into the classroom.

You are encouraged to complete approximately one lesson per week. At the end of each lessoon is a short, multiple choice review that you can use to check your own learning and retention. You will have the opportunity to review any material during the quiz should you find additional study is needed. Convenient links to the course material are provided for your benefit. You can return to the quiz at any time, and should achieve 100% accuracy prior to submitting your end of lesson review.

Finally, please take a moment and refer to the grading tab any time you need to review course grading policies or need to review course requirements.

Course Requirements and Recommendations

You will need to utilize either Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web Browsers. We recommend that you update your browser to the latest version to include important security updates. Students that use other web browsers, such as Safari, do so at their own risk.

The course is best viewed in a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768. Interaction with the instructor and support staff is encouraged. Please feel free to forward any questions, concerns, or suggestions to the instructor or support team.

It is recommended that you alot specific study time to complete the course. Many participants find that one to two hours set aside each week works well.


No additional textbook is required. Online resources will be provided to supplement the online course and provide you with further learning opportunities.

Graduate Credit

3 graduate credits
Adams State College tuition: $165

Graduate level credit is provided through Adams State College. The Department of Teacher Education at Adams State College is accredited nationally by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and has program authorization from the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE).

To be eligible to receive credit, students must do the following:

  1. Pay the online course fee by purchasing a course activation code on this web site (
  2. Pay the tuition fee by registering as a student on the web site. Pay tuition by visiting the Adams State College registration form.
  3. Complete the online course at a satisfactory level of assessment, according to the completion requirements outlined by the instructor on the course syllabus.

It does not matter in what order the two payments are performed.

Registering for credit from Adams State College is optional.

Course Dates

Students are given a 2-month period in which to finish each course. Courses are offered continually throughout the year. Each enrollment period starts on the 1st of the month and ends two months later. Enrollment periods are listed below.

Students can enroll in a current enrollment period anytime between the 1st through the 10th of the month. Enrollments submitted after the 10th of the month will be moved to the next enrollment period.

For example, if a student registers for a class on January 2nd, he/she will be enrolled in the Jan.–Feb. enrollment period. If a student registers for a class January 11th, he/she will be enrolled in the Feb.–Mar. enrollment period.

Students moved to the next enrollment period will have to wait until the 1st day of the month to obtain access to their course.

Enrollment PeriodStart DateEnd Date
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Dec.–Jan.December 1stFebruary 1st
SKU SCED589-A100
ASC Tuition 165.00
Online course fee: $420.00
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