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Science Education (SCI)

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[1] Graduate Courses in Science Education (SCI)

5410 CONCEPTS OF SCIENCE A required course for the Advanced Studies in Teacher Leadership (ASTL) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) track at the elementary level. This course focuses on the development of science content knowledge that is emphasized in early childhood curricula. The course will address and facilitate active discovery learning leading to the construction of new knowledge and the formation of scientific concepts for accurately understanding and explaining the natural world. Prerequisite: Admission to Advanced Studies in Teacher Leadership (ASTL) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) track at the elementary level, if not previously taken at the undergraduate level.

5422 SECONDARY SCIENCE TEACHING METHODS AND MATERIALS This course reviews instructional methods, curricula, and materials for secondary science classrooms, laboratories, and field trips. Teacher-devised evaluation instruments are reviewed and constructed. Field experience required. Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education, consent of instructor, and approval of the student’s advisory committee and the Graduate Committee.