EDUC 441 - Teaching Secondary Science Methods
Based in recommendations of the Next Generation Science Standards and Missouri’s science performance standards, this course uses inquiry methods, readings, and class discussions to introduce students to best practices for teaching science in secondary settings. The focus is on student thinking, and teaching for understanding using models and strategies essential to quality science learning. Students master the 5Es instructional model, practice questioning strategies, conduct in-depth student-work analyses, and explore powerful resources for science teaching and learning including Project/Problem Based Learning. Specific attention is given to the legal and professional responsibilities to ensure student safety, as well as differentiation of instruction and strategies for meeting the needs of English language learners.
This course taken at the graduate level requires additional readings and assignments.
Cross-listed: EDUC 541
Prerequisite: EDUC 200
Corequisite: EDUC 440