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2020-2021 School of Graduate Studies Catalog 
2020-2021 School of Graduate Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDC 778 - Methods of Teaching Secondary Science I

3 Credit(s) This course is the first of two designed to provide students with the training to be a teacher of Secondary Science at the middle or high school level. It will offer a general study of the background and philosophies of teaching Secondary Science, with a focus on methods and materials in the classroom, curricular issues and professional concerns, analysis of the teaching/learning processes, and a study of relevant national standards and the Massachusetts state standards for Secondary Science. The course represents a continuation of students’ growth in attaining the Professional Standards for Teaching  a (PSTs), revisiting many of them at the practice level before demonstrating them in the practicum semester. Three lecture hours per week. Field placement and field-based assignments are required.
Pre-requisite: Permission of the department chairperson and acceptance into licensure program