2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Dec 09, 2023  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

EDUC 542 - Teaching Science Methods: Secondary

Credits: 3
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.
Cross-listed: EDUC-441
Corequisite: EDUC-440