Science Education Graduate Courses
Prefix CRS# Title
SCE 5325 Methods of Middle Grades Science Education (3)
Prepares beginning middle grade (5-9) science teachers to teach science skills and content. Addresses the interrelationship and applications of science as a human endeavor. Emphasis is upon the nature of science and its instructional methods including the nature of scientific inquiry; the development of science process skills; integration of subject areas (science and other fields) and assessment, including state tests and using data to improve student achievement.
SCE 5337 Methods of Secondary School Science (3)
The course concentrates on goals, subject matter, and teaching strategies for high school sciences curricula. Attention is given to assessment, including state tests and using data to improve student
achievement. The development pedagogical content knowledge as it pertains to the teaching and learning of science is stressed. Students are also expected to demonstrate a vision of scientific literacy that connects theory to practice.
SCE 5564 Reading and Communication in Science Education (3)
This course prepares preservice middle and high school science teachers to select, apply and evaluate reading, writing and spoken skills with their students. This course includes methods for selecting appropriate reading materials and language exercises, which reflect the needs of a diverse population of students.
6616 / 6634 Current Trends in Sci. Ed. (3)
purpose of this course is to provide students with a forum of
interactive discussions regarding the reciprocal relationships
among national, state, and local trends, issues, and reform
in elementary and secondary science education. Specifically,
this course will provide an overview of such trends as they
are conceptualized in contemporary science education research
and realized in practice.
SCE 6736 – Research Implication for Teaching Science
Pre: SCE 6761
This course (a) compares research techniques (paradigms) in mathematics, various natural sciences, and science education which lead to new perspectives on research, and (b) matches research paradigms to the wide range of questions emerging from the broadened understanding of the scientific enterprise and the relationship to today’s society.
6737 Technology: Solving Past, Present, and Future Societal Problems
complexities and uses of current technologies and their impact
on society are the focus of this course. It provides participants
with examples of technology to use in developing learning opportunities
for teaching science in an STS paradigm consistent with reform
in science education.
SCE 6938 Topics in Science Education: Field Practicum (2)
This seminar provides teacher candidates an opportunity to interact with peers, public school faculty and university faculty regarding middle-school and high-school classrooms and related early field experiences. The seminar provides a support network for discussing concerns, sharing experiences, and assisting students in the process of becoming science teachers.
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