Master of Arts in Teaching


Science Education Graduate Courses - MAT & M.Ed. Degrees
CRS Number Title Credit Hours
SCE 5325 Methods of Middle Grades Science Education: Prepares beginning middle grade (5-9) science teachers to teach science skills and content. Addresses the interrelationship and applications of science as a human endeavor. Emphasis is upon the nature of science and its instructional methods including the nature of scientific inquiry; the development of science process skills; integration of subject areas (science and other fields) and assessment, including state tests and using data to improve student achievement. 3
SCE 5337 Methods of Secondary School Science: The course concentrates on goals, subject matter, and teaching strategies for high school sciences curricula. Attention is given to assessment, including state tests and using data to improve student achievement. The development pedagogical content knowledge as it pertains to the teaching and learning of science is stressed. Students are also expected to demonstrate a vision of scientific literacy that connects theory to practice. 3
SCE 5564 Reading and Communication in Science Education: This course prepares preservice middle and high school science teachers to select, apply and evaluate reading, writing and spoken skills with their students. This course includes methods for selecting appropriate reading materials and language exercises, which reflect the needs of a diverse population of students. 3
SCE 6616/6634 Current Trends in Science Education: The purpose of this course is to provide students with a forum of interactive discussions regarding the reciprocal relationships among national, state, and local trends, issues, and reform in elementary and secondary science education. Specifically, this course will provide an overview of such trends as they are conceptualized in contemporary science education research and realized in practice. 3
SCE 6938 Topics in Science Education — Field Practicum: This seminar provides teacher candidates an opportunity to interact with peers, public school faculty and university faculty regarding middle school and high school classrooms and related early field experiences. The seminar provides a support network for discussing concerns, sharing experiences, and assisting students in the process of becoming science teachers. 3