Graduate Catalog 2013-2014

EDFS 6507 Secondary Science Pedagogy

Admission to the MAT, MED, EdS degree. The purpose of this course is to provide pre-service and in-service teachers with content-specific knowledge, methods, and theoretical basis necessary for success in the secondary science classroom. The course content emphasizes : teaching for conceptual understanding, problem solving, reasoning and sense making, proof, modeling, representations, science as a coherent and connected subject, and technology integration. The course is also designed to help pre-service and in-service teachers develop and understanding of how to use national and state science standards in lesson planning, instruction and assessment, and become aware of various teaching resources that are available to enrich science instruction.