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Aaron Sams, Ph.D.

Instructor, Education Department

Mr. Aaron Sams

About Aaron Sams, Ph.D.

Aaron Sams, Ph.D., has been an educator since 2000. In 2009 he was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching while teaching Chemistry in Woodland Park, CO and serving as co-chair of the Colorado State Science Standards Revision Committee. Aaron has co-authored seven books on the Flipped Classroom concept and serves as an advisor to TED-Ed. He is an internationally recognized education keynote speaker and has trained thousands of teachers, administrators, and professors to integrate new technology with sound pedagogy. His research interests include STEM education policy, ethical uses of educational technology, philosophy of education, Humanities-informed STEM education, and the interface between faith and science. Aaron is a lifelong learner, reader, maker, and explorer.


  • Secondary Science


  • ED109, Physical and Cultural Geography
  • ED244, Science and the Environment for Early and Special Learners
  • ED304, Teaching of Science 7-12
  • ED322, Field Experience III
  • ED400, Pre-student Teaching
  • ED410, Student Teaching
  • GCED610, Current Issues and Trends in Education
  • GCIT624, Assessment Systems for Online Education
  • GCSC608, Intro to Integrated STEM Education
  • GCSE657, Technological Application for Differentiated Instruction
  • Education

  • Doctoral Studies in Progress Curriculum and Instruction in STEM Education, Texas Tech University
  • M.A.Ed - Classroom Instruction; B.S. - Biochemistry, Biola University