2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    Jul 06, 2022  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

EDUC 338 - Teaching Science: Elem

Credits: Three (3)
Prerequisite: EDUC-200
Corequisite: EDUC-303 or EDUC-371

This course uses experiential methods, readings, and class discussions to introduce students to best practices for teaching science to children. Students keep a science journal, conduct an open-inquiry, and master 5Es and learning-cycle lesson models and questioning strategies that support the learning of science concepts through scientific inquiry. The course emphasizes student thinking, inductive lesson design, and student work analysis for quality science instruction in elementary classrooms. Specific attention will be given to strategies for meeting the needs of English language learners.