Introduction to Teaching Math & Science
Course Description:This course is a study of specific math and science content skills required for K-12 teachers by the FLDOE competencies and skills and national/state/district content standards. Content skills include confident and creative problem solving; constructing sound mathematical and scientific arguments; applying math and science to everyday life; integrating cutting-edge technologies; and speaking and writing about math and science. Students develop an understanding of the K-12 learning environment effective for mathematics and science teaching.
It is required that students complete a series of test prep sessions for the General Knowledge certification exam.
Required textbooks/ course materials:
No textbook or course materials are required to purchase for this course.
See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.
Discipline-level learning outcomes:
E – 1 Knowledge and application of basic integrated math and science concepts to apply to real world scenarios.
E – 2 Aptitude and skills required for the Florida Teaching Competencies for math and science.
E – 3 Exploration of pedagogy for the teaching of math and science.
Course-level learning outcomes:
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Demonstrate knowledge of number sense, concepts, and operations; geometry and measurement; algebraic thinking and the coordinate plane; and knowledge of probability, statistics, and data interpretation.
Demonstrate knowledge of the nature of science, physical science, earth and space science, and life science.
Exhibit math and science skills evident throughout the national, state, and district content standards.
Demonstrate the aptitude and skills necessary to pass the math and science sections of the General Knowledge exam.
Demonstrate an understanding of some pedagogical practices for teaching math and science.
E–1 Knowledge and application of basic integrated math and science concepts to apply to real world scenarios
E-2 Aptitude and skills required for the Florida Teaching Competencies for math and science
E–3 Exploration of pedagogy for the teaching of math and science
Pre-/Post-Tests, Tests, Objective Tests, Unit Tests, Quizzes, Final Exam
Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:
The primary methods of instruction include class discussions and interactive lecture. Learning strategies may include practice exams, questioning, small group discussions, and simulated computer-based exams. Active student participation is expected, and students are expected to be attentive and are encouraged to ask questions.
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