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EDSC 6470 Theory and Pedagogy of Middle Level Science Instruction
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides theory and pedagogical content knowledge necessary for effective middle school instruction in science. Students engage in lesson and curriculum planning, explore various teaching strategies and methods, and develop the reflective practices necessary for teaching middle grades science.

EDSC 6550 Principles of Science Instruction
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites EDCI 6600
Corequisites EDCI 7660
Description

Students examine instructional procedures, teaching strategies, technology, and evaluation procedures for middle and secondary school science. EDSC 6550 is cross listed with EDSC 4655.

EDSC 7550 Theory and Pedagogy of Science Instruction
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites EDSC 6550
Corequisites EDCI 7670 and EDCI 7680
Description

Examines current issues, strategies, materials, and technology related to the teaching and learning of science at the middle and secondary school levels. Science curriculum, teaching, and research in science education are investigated. EDSC 7550 is cross-listed with EDSC 4755.

EDSC 8400 Strategies of Instruction in Science
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Designed for teachers in middle schools and high schools. The course explores topics such as the nature of science and of learning and the implications for teaching science, alternative uses for technology, assessment of science learning, and teaching.

EDSC 8430 Nature of Science
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Students explore cultural, economic, political, and social structures and discourses as they related to science, science teaching and learning, and research in science and science teaching and learning. Course includes examination of how research in science and science education are framed and enacted within different theoretical frameworks.

EDSC 8450 Crosscutting Concepts in the Sciences
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course will provide an overview of integrated science content knowledge essential for developing middle and secondary science curriculum. The course will focus on the conceptual understanding of major scientific concepts and themes drawn from the range of natural sciences; biological, earth-space, and physical/chemical sciences. In addition, course activities will include science specific pedagogy as we explore opportunities to make the science content knowledge relevant and appropriate to named grades and to the realization of the vision of science education as described in the Framework for K-12 Science Education (2012), Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (2013), Georgia Standards of Excellence in Science (2017). That is you will learn science content, processes, and practices in order to transform them into meaningful, age appropriate and understandable forms for children. In addition, you will appreciate science as a body of knowledge that explains how our environment works, and as a dynamic quest involving the process of inquiry and science practices.

EDSC 8550 Trends and Issues in Teaching Science
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Explores the current problems, trends, and curriculum issues related to teaching science in middle and secondary schools.

EDSC 8600 Science in the School Curriculum
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Acquaints teachers with the basis of curriculum decisions, the purpose and nature of science curricula, science curricula in the schools historically, current innovations and future directions, and the process of developing curricula. Emphasis will be placed on developing necessary knowledge, skills, attitudes, and self-confidence to contribute to the revitalization of science curricula.

EDSC 9870 Advanced Research Seminar in Science Education
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Prerequisites EDCI 9900 or consent of instructor
Description

This course is designed for advanced doctoral students in science education. Students explore research methodology, research findings, and design of experiments in science education. Seminar may extend beyond one term. (Repeatable).