This course introduces curriculum, instructional strategies, and laboratory activities for teaching science in the elementary school setting. Course experiences are focused on the nature of science as it relates to science teaching and science learning. This course focuses on theory, research, and practice related to teaching science. The course includes instruction in content area reading, writing, listening, speaking; knowledge of scientific content, inquiry, processing skills, engagement, attitudes, methods, assessment, equipment and materials for elementary grade students. Science Methods and Assessment comprises of instructional strategies and materials for use in a culturally and linguistically diverse classroom for students with special needs and students diverse backgrounds. Candidates are required to complete a minimum of 25 hours of field experience with diverse students as a course requirement. Candidates must be admitted to the Multiple Subject Credential program to take this course. Add Consent: Department Consent Required.
Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017