May 29, 2024  
Fitchburg State University 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
Fitchburg State University 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDUC 3027 - Teaching Science in Middle School

3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Spring.

This course provides teacher candidates opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of effective middle school teachers of science with a focus on contemporary thinking, practices, and research in the teaching of science to young adolescents. Emphasis is on providing innovative, hands-on experiences that incorporate the nature of science and inquiry and that provide differentiated learning experiences and assessment for English Language Learners; young adolescents with disabilities and special needs; young adolescents from diverse socio-economic backgrounds, from diverse linguistic backgrounds, and from multicultural backgrounds. Also covered will be analysis of contemporary issues in science and lab safety. A field experience is an integral part of the course. A pre-practicum of 20 hours is required. Required for all Middle School Education Mathematics-Science and General Science Licensure Track Majors.

Prerequisite(s): Successful passage of Stage One Education Unit Review.

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