2018-19 Academic Catalog
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Science Education Courses (SCI ED)

Courses

SCI ED 1100 (820:033). Inquiry into Earth and Space Science — 4 hrs.

Inquiry-oriented introduction to fundamental concepts and processes in meteorology, astronomy, and geology using active investigation. Integrated lecture/lab for 5 periods. For Elementary Education and Early Childhood majors only. Prerequisite(s): student must have satisfied university entrance requirements in English and Mathematics. (Fall and Spring)

SCI ED 1200 (820:032). Inquiry into Life Science — 4 hrs.

Inquiry-oriented introduction to fundamental concepts and processes in life science that includes ecology, evolution, cell biology, and human body systems. Integrated lecture/lab for 5 periods. For Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education majors only. Prerequisite(s): student must have satisfied university entrance requirements in English and Mathematics. (Fall and Spring)

SCI ED 1300 (820:031). Inquiry into Physical Science — 4 hrs.

Inquiry-oriented introduction to fundamental concepts and processes in physics and chemistry that includes energy, force and motion, and the nature of matter. Integrated lecture/lab for 5 periods. For Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education majors only. Prerequisite(s): student must have satisfied university entrance requirements in English and Mathematics. (Fall and Spring)

SCI ED 1600 (820:095). Exploring Science Teaching — 1 hr.

Exploration of science teaching with well-qualified teacher speakers, classroom discussions about innovative teaching, student learning, and teaching as a profession. Brief field experience included. Discussion, 1 period. Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor. (Fall and Spring)

SCI ED 2300 (820:181). Investigations in Physical Science — 4 hrs.

Introduction to significant physical science concepts and models of effective teaching related to elementary school physical science. Continuation of concepts and processes in physics and chemistry that include electricity, magnetism, light, sound, solutions, acids and bases, changes in matter, and chemical bonding. Prerequisite(s): SCI ED 1300 (820:031). (Even Springs)

SCI ED 3100/5100 (820:130g). Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in the Elementary Classroom — 2 hrs.

Focuses on integrating science, technology, engineering principles, and mathematics using both modeling and an inquiry approach. Engineering and scientific practices drive both the instructional planning, and inquiry-oriented curricula and assessment. The practice of engineering, along with the difference between science and engineering is addressed. Prerequisite(s): junior standing; two courses from SCI ED 1200 (820:032), SCI ED 1300 (820:031), and SCI ED 1100 (820:033) OR approval of the instructor. (Even Falls)

SCI ED 3300/5300 (820:190g). Orientation to Science Teaching — 4 hrs.

Introduction to inquiry science teaching including instructional planning and strategies, assessment, and classroom management. Highlights issues and trends in science teaching. Discussion, 3 periods. Field experiences in secondary school science classroom. Prerequisite(s): TEACHING 3128; a major or minor in a science area; junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

SCI ED 3500/5500 (820:113g). Techniques for Science Teachers — 1-3 hrs.

Topics selected to assist science teachers in improving their teaching. These may include teaching or assessment strategies, laboratory techniques, specific science concepts, or examples of new curricula. Topic listed in Schedule of Classes. Application to major requires advisor approval. May be repeated up to 7 hours. Prerequisite(s): junior standing; consent of instructor. (Variable)

SCI ED 4198 (820:198). Independent Study.

(Variable)

SCI ED 4700/5700 (820:193g). Methods for Teaching Physical Science — 3 hrs.

Teaching approaches, instructional and assessment strategies, curricular and laboratory materials, and issues in grades 5-12 physical science, physics, chemistry, and earth science. Field experiences in secondary school science classrooms. Discussion, 3 periods. Prerequisite(s): TEACHING 3128; EDPSYCH 3148 (200:148); MEASRES 3150 (250:150); SCI ED 3300/5300 (820:190g); SCI ED 3200; junior standing. (Fall)

SCI ED 6299 (820:299). Research.

Prerequisite(s): consent of department. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

SCI ED 6400 (820:270). Special Problems in Science Education — 1-3 hrs.

Problems selected according to needs of students. May be repeated for maximum of 6 credit hours. (Variable)

SCI ED 6500. Research Methods in Science Education — 3 hrs.

Introduction to qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research used in science education. Emphasis on and critical analysis of primary literature. Application of literature review, research design, data analysis and writing styles to graduate projects. (Even Springs)

SCI ED 6600 (820:294). Developing Science Curricula — 2 hrs.

Analysis and design of science curricula with attention to K-12 national and state initiatives and standards. Seminar format, 2 hours/week. (Even Falls)

SCI ED 6700 (820:200). The History, Philosophy, and Nature of Science — 2 hrs.

Examination of the nature of science, major philosophical and historical developments of science, and their implications to the science classroom. Seminar format, 2 hours/week. (Odd Summers)

SCI ED 6800 (820:213). Teaching-Learning Models in Science Education — 2 hrs.

Study of learning theories from behaviorism to constructivism and how these theories are translated into science teaching practice through various teaching models. Seminar format, 2 hours/week. (Odd Falls)

SCI ED 6900 (820:290). Trends and Issues in Science Education — 2 hrs.

Major trends and issues in science education, focusing primarily from the 1950s to the present. Seminar format, 2 hours/week. (Even Summers)