2013-2015 Undergraduate Catalog

TCH 366 Teaching Science at the Middle Level

Introduces prospective teachers to the organization of middle level science including a wide range of safe and developmentally appropriate teaching strategies and materials (including instructional technology), and to a variety of assessment techniques used in science classrooms. Emphasizes combining candidates? content knowledge with specific teaching strategies in order to identify and build upon students? pre- and misconceptions about scientific concepts. Candidates will have opportunities to plan lessons using a variety of science-specific curriculum resources. There is a field component associated with this course. Prerequisites: acceptance into Professional Semester, completion of appropriate Praxis exams, all science general education courses completed.