EDSC 3250 Topics in Middle Grades Science
Credit Hours 4.0
Requirements Three hours lecture and two hours lab a week
Description

Develops basic content knowledge of the natural and/or physical sciences. Develops understanding of school science topics such as light, sound, weather, earth, processes, and organisms. Emphasizes scientific reasoning skills, problem solving, using technology, and communicating scientific knowledge. May be repeated as topics vary. (Repeatable).

EDSC 4470 Concepts and Methods in Middle Childhood Science
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Admitted to Teacher Education
Corequisites EDLA 4400, EDMT 4460, and EDSS 4480
Requirements A minimum grade of "B" is required for this course
Description

Provides the pedagogical content knowledge necessary for effective middle school science instruction. Procedures for planning, implementing, and reflecting on science instruction are learned in a school setting.

EDSC 4655 Principles of Science Instruction
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Examines the nature of secondary students and schools. Explores instructional materials, teaching strategies, technology, and effective teaching. Includes experiences in reflective teaching and micro-teaching. EDSC 6550 is cross listed with EDSC 4655.

EDSC 4755 Theory and Pedagogy of Science Instruction
Credit Hours 3.0
Corequisites EDCI 4600
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 4755 is cross-listed with EDSC 7550.