Courses

  • SED SC 375: Exploring Science Teaching: A Practical Experience
    Students will explore science teaching through observation of secondary school science classrooms and, where possible, through participation in the classroom instruction. Readings discussed in seminar will prepare students to interact in the classroom and to prepare lesson plans. 2cr. either sem.
  • SED SC 507: Student-Teaching Half Practicum: Science, 5-8
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SED SC 510.
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites.
    Minimum 150 hours required. Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites. For description, see SED SC 509. 4cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED SC 508: Student-Teaching Half Practicum: Science, 8-12
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SED SC 509.
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites.
    For description, see SED SC 510.
  • SED SC 509: Student-Teaching Practicum: Science, 5-8
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites.
    Student teaching: a full-time experience in a selected school under joint supervision of a cooperating practitioner and a University representative. Minimum 300 hours required. 8cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED SC 510: Student-Teaching Practicum: Science, 8-12
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites.
    Student teaching: a full-time experience in a selected secondary school under joint supervision of a cooperating practitioner and a University representative. Minimum 300 hours required. 8cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED SC 521: Introduction to STEM Education Theory and Practice
    This course provides an introduction to modern learning theory emphasizing inquiry learning in the classroom for science, engineering and mathematics. 2cr, either sem.
  • SED SC 539: Explaining Science: a Philosophical Perspective
    An analysis of science from a philosophical and historial perspective. What distinguishes scientific knowing? What vision has science given us of the universe and humanity's place within it? And how can answers to such questions inform the presentation of science to students and other non-scientists? 4cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED SC 570: Science Teaching Methods I
    This course emphasizes pedagogical content knowledge through the exploration of methods for teaching science across disciplines at the middle and high school levels. Emphasis is on the design of learning experiences that integrate intellectually sound and developmentally appropriate content, scientific thinking strategies, reflective practice, and assessment.
  • SED SC 572: Science Methods II: Teaching in the Science Disciplines
    This course emphasizes the practical applications of instructional strategies and teaching skills presented in science methods I. It emphasizes the pedagogical content knowledge in the respective disciplines as they are being practiced in the student teaching practicum. 4cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED SC 575: Intro Sci Edu
  • SED SC 576: Science Teaching Pre-Practicum
    Pre-service teachers will participate in a pre-practicum experience in local schools where they will have the opportunity to study and practice science teaching methods addressed in SC570: Science Teaching Methods.
  • SED SC 595: Laboratory Learning in Life Sciences
    Course integrated academic content in basic biology, with instruction in how to learn in laboratory settings, includes analysis preparation, adjusting to variations in experiments, devising suitable pedagogy, and on-suite instructional strategies. Emphasizes student's reflective inquiry. 2cr, either sem.
  • SED SE 250: Disability, Education, and Public Policy
    Designed to develop an understanding of the impact of disability on individuals and their families, and the necessary educational and public policies necessary to support them. 4 cr., Fall and Spring
  • SED SE 251: Special Education and Adolescents
    Designed to develop an understanding of the impact of disability on middle and high school students and the necessary educational interventions and public policies necessary to support them. 2 cr., Fall and Spring
  • SED SE 315: Field Experience: Special Education: Severe Disabilities
    Students develop observational skills regarding students with severe disabilities and the settings in which they learn in this pre-practicum fieldwork experience and accompanying seminar and they learn to analyze students' learning profiles. 50 hours of fieldwork plus seminar. 2 cr. Fall and Spring
  • SED SE 316: Field Work in Special Education: Severe Disabilities
    Through a second fieldwork experience and accompanying seminar, students further develop observational skills regarding students with severe disabilities disabilities and the settings in which they learn, and demonstrate their ability to plan and implement instruction with student in the field setting. 50 hours of fieldwork plus seminar Prereq. SE 315. 2 cr. Fall and Spring
  • SED SE 401: Special Education: Cognition and Learning
    Designed to develop an understanding of the various theories of learning that have informed the development of instructional strategies that are frequently used with students with disabilities.4 cr. Fall
  • SED SE 480: Teaching Students with Special Needs
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SED LR 501.
    Students will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to design, implement and evaluate individualized educational program for students with mild/moderate disabilities, aged Prek-8. 4 cr, Spring
  • SED SE 493: Practicum in Disabilities Studies
    Through fieldwork experience and corresponding seminar, students develop an understanding of human services agencies serving individuals with disabilities and the nature and processes of service provision, roles and responsibilities, and collaboration. Variable credit. Fall and Spring
  • SED SE 500: Directed Study
    For description, see SED AP 500.