Science Education

  • WED 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. 2 cr.
  • WED SC 507: Student-Teaching Half Practicum: Science, 5-8
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: (SEDSC510) - Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequ isites. - Student teaching 5-8: a full-time experience in a selected school under joint supervision of a cooperating practitioner and a University representative. Minimum 150 hours required. Open only to matriculated students who have completed prerequisites. 4 cr. On Demand
  • WED SC 508: Student-Teaching Half Practicum: Science, 8-12
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: (SEDSC509) - Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequ isites. - Student teaching 8-12 : a full-time experience in a selected school under joint supervision of a cooperating practitioner and a University representative. Minimum 150 hours required. Open only to matriculated students who have completed prerequisites. 4 cr. On Demand
  • WED SC 509: Student-Teaching Practicum: Science, 5-8
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequ isites. - Student-Teaching Practicum: Science, 5-8 Student teaching 5-8: a full-time experience in a selected school under joint supervision of a cooperating practitioner and a University representative. Minimum 300 hours required. Open only to matriculated students who have completed prerequisites. 8 cr. Either sem.
  • WED SC 510: Student-Teaching Practicum: Science, 8-12
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequ isites. - A full-time experience in a selected secondary school under joint supervision of a cooperating practitioner and a University representative. Minimum 300 hours required. 8 cr. Either sem.
  • WED 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. 2 cr. Effective Fall 2019, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: The Individual in Community.
  • WED SC 539: Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science for Science Educators
    This course provides a basic overview of the history, philosophy, and sociology of science (HPSS, sometimes called "science studies") especially as these subjects relate to science teaching and learning. 4 cr.
  • WED SC 570: Science Teaching Methods I
    Emphasizes pedagogical content knowledge through the exploration of methods for teaching science within disciplines (biology, chemistry, general science, and physics) at the middle and high school levels. 4 cr. Either sem.
  • WED 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. 4 cr.
  • WED SC 575: Foundations of Science Education
    Provides an introduction to modern learning theory emphasizing inquiry learning in the classroom for science and engineering. The four-credit option includes a pre-practicum for pre-service teachers. Var cr.
  • WED SC 576: Science Teaching Pre-Practicum
    Pre-service teachers participate in a semi-weekly pre-practicum experience in local schools and a biweekly seminar where they will have the opportunity to study and practice science teaching methods with an emphasis on equity and diversity in science education. Methods. 2 cr. 1st sem.
  • WED SC 645: Institutional Racism in Health and Science
    This course traces the historical roots of racism in science through to its modern manifestations, examines the harmful consequences on victims' health outcomes, and presents ideas, approaches, and practices to ameliorate and eradicate the presence of racism in our institutions.