May 18, 2024  
2020-2021 School of Graduate Studies Catalog 
2020-2021 School of Graduate Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDC 779 - Methods of Teaching Secondary Science II

3 Credit(s) This course is the second 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 (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.
Prerequisites: EDC 778 , Permission of the department chairperson and acceptance into licensure program.