Science Education (SCED)
SCED 390. SCIENCE TEACHING METHODS. 2 Credits.
Notes: designed for BAE Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science,Physics majors and minors as well as those seeking middle level science endorsement.
Pre-requisites: EDUC 303 or by permission of the instructor plus upper level major courses.
Students study types of science programs, organization of lesson materials, techniques, laboratory safety and evaluation.
SCED 391. MIDDLE LEVEL AND EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE METHODS. 3 Credits.
Notes: This course is designed for students seeking an endorsement to teach middle school science and/or secondary earth and space science. Students must complete ≥70% of program to enroll in this course.
Pre-requisites: SCED 390 or concurrent enrollment.
The course includes information and strategies for teaching the Next Generation Science Standards. Focus is on addressing commonly held misconceptions, as well as techniques and activities for teaching life, earth and space and physical sciences at the middle school level.
SCED 396. EXPERIMENTAL COURSE. 1-6 Credits.
SCED 399. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-5 Credits.
SCED 490. MIDDLE LEVEL SCIENCE CAPSTONE AND PRACTICUM. 5 Credits.
Notes: this is a professional development course for students planning to be middle level science teachers and just prior to student teaching and is a requirements for the BAE in Middle Level Science Major.
Pre-requisites: EDUC 341 and SCED 390.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–senior capstone.
This course aligns with the goals for the University General Requirement for a senior capstone as well as for professional development of middle level science teachers as recommended by the state of Washington. In addition curriculum and teaching practice will align with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
SCED 499. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-5 Credits.