EDC323: Teaching Mathematics and Science in the Elementary School6 Credit(s)
This six credit course enables teacher education candidates to develop the content knowledge and skills needed to create and employ successful mathematics and science instructional methods with elementary students in grades 1-6 to meet the appropriate science and mathematics standards as identified in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and the Next Generation of Science Standards (2013). All teacher education candidates will demonstrate content mastery in the area of mathematics and science. For the practicum portion of this course, all pre-service teachers will design and implement standards-based lessons and assessments for elementary students’ learning in science, mathematics, and engineering design. For each lesson, pre-service teachers will engage in the full cycle of instruction and formative assessment by analyzing student work to identify students’ understandings and misconceptions and plan for next instructional steps. Attention will be given to differentiation of instruction especially with regard to the needs of elementary students from diverse cultural/ethnic backgrounds as well as those with special needs and for students.
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Education Department and successful completion of Praxis II #5001, Multiple Subjects Test.