The Texas Education Agency recently launched a free, online professional development course for high school teachers assigned to teach forensic science.
Designed by the Sam Houston State University Department of Forensic Science and Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas, the course is available to all public kindergarten through 12th-grade districts and open-enrollment charter schools in Texas through Project Share, TEA’s online learning community.
The 90-hour course, located at projectsharetexas.org, provides academic and hands-on learning activities in forensic science, including safety and the scientific method, crime scene investigations, trace evidence, firearms and tool marks, fingerprints, forensic biology, forensic toxicology, questioned documents and forensic anthropology.
The 10 modules include presentations, experiments, pictures and graphics. The courses were filmed at Sam Houston State University.