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SCE 3320C - Teaching Biology & Other Life Sciences in the Middle School with Practicum


4 credits
Prerequisites: Admission into the Bachelor of Science in Education program or special permission from the Dean of the School of Education; EDG 4004 , EDG 3410 , and EDM 3230 -all with a grade of “C” or higher; and prior to enrolling in any upper level course (course number beginning with a 3 or 4), students must complete the following courses with a grade of “C” or better: ENC 1101 , ENC 1102 , and three semester hours of college level mathematics; or permission from the appropriate academic Dean
Required: This course requires 35 hours of practicum in a 5-9 classroom setting over a minimum of ten weeks.

This course covers techniques and materials of instruction for teaching science in the middle grades (5-9). In this course, teacher candidates learn principles of effective curriculum design and assessment and apply these principles by designing and developing interactive biological and life science curriculum projects and assessments for middle school students. This course addresses specific Next Generation State Standards, subject matter competencies, and pedagogy pertinent to the discipline and required for certification. This course requires thirty-five (35) hours of practicum in a 5-9 classroom setting.



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