SCE3320

Teaching Middle School Science

This course is designed for students who are majoring in science education and who will be obtaining teacher certification in grades 5-9 or 6-12. In this course students learn principles of effective curriculum design and assessment and apply these principles by designing and developing interactive science curriculum projects for middle school students.

Teaching Middle School Science

Course Code:
SCE3320

Credit Hours:
3

Effective beginning:
2022-23

Sections:
000

 

Course Description:
This course is designed for students who are majoring in science education and who will be obtaining teacher certification in grades 5-9 or 6-12. In this course students learn principles of effective curriculum design and assessment and apply these principles by designing and developing interactive science curriculum projects for middle school students.

 

Course Details

Prerequisites:

Corequisite: SCE 3940

 

Instructors:

Varies

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

Suggested:

  • Science Florida State Standards [Available online]
  • Florida Educator Competencies and Skills, http://www.fldoe.org/asp/ftce/ftcecomp.asp#Fifteenth
  • Florida Educator Accomplished Practices
  • A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas, 2012 (free PDF from National Academies Press and hard copy from NSTA Press)
  • Science Instruction in the Middle and Secondary Schools, Chiappetta, E.L., Koballa, T.R., Eighth Edition, 2015  Pearson, ISBN 13: 9780133783766
  • National Science Education Standards. National Research Council (1996). Washington, DC: National Academy Press. [Available], http://www.nap.edu/books/0309053269/html/R1.html [Standards]

     

Appropriate dress for field experience: black slacks and School of Education polo (Polos are available in the campus bookstore).

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Teaching Middle School Science

Course Code:
SCE 3320

Credit Hours:
3

Effective beginning:
2022-2023

Sections:
001

 

Course Description:
This course is designed for students who are majoring in science education and who will be obtaining teacher certification in grades 5-9 or 6-12. In this course students learn principles of effective curriculum design and assessment and apply these principles by designing and developing interactive science curriculum projects for middle school students. This course is offered concurrently with SCE 3940, a one credit hour practicum in which students present their projects in middle school classroom environments. This course addresses specific state-adopted standards, subject matter competencies and pedagogy pertinent to the discipline and required for certification.

 

Course Details

Prerequisites:

Corequisite: SCE 3940

 

Instructors:

Varies

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

SUGGESTED:
1. ScienceFloridaStateStandards[Availableonline]
2. Florida Educator Competencies and Skills
http://www.fldoe.org/asp/ftce/ftcecomp.asp#Fifteenth
3. Florida Educator Accomplished Practices

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Alternate Grading Scale

This course uses an alternate grading system that differs from the college-wide grading scale. The following scale indicates a student's standing in the course:
A – 90 – 100
B – 80 – 89
C – 75 – 79
D – 60 – 74
F – 59 or less

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College-wide policies and resources

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