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EDU429 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning Science in Elementary School

Prepares teachers to make the learning of science more meaningful and accessible to all students in elementary school. Examines the key questions of what should be taught, why and how in the elementary school science curriculum, in light of relevant research on the learning and teaching of science, state and national standards, and promising practices. Identifies and analyzes exemplary curricula and instructional materials for teaching science in grades K-6. Introduces and examines strategies to differentiate instruction so as to meet the needs of diverse students with a range of learning styles and abilities. (Meets content-pedagogy requirement for professional teaching certification).

Credits: 3
Offered: Fall
Prerequisites: None
Restrictions: Pre-service teachers should take this course concurrently with their fall student teaching experience (e.g., EDF 406 or 407)
Instructors: L. Gatto
EDU 429 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning Science in Elementary School course information is subject to change, please check the latest schedule.