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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SCED 311 - Science Concepts for Teachers

An in-depth examination for the science concepts applicable to K-12 classrooms using an individualized and inquiry-based approach. Online and community recourses are utilized to enhance existing science content knowledge and understanding.

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe and explain the scientific concepts and processes necessary and important to K-12 science teaching
  • Describe and evaluate individual areas of strength and weakness in the knowledge and understanding of science content applicable to K-12 science teaching
  • Identify and utilize appropriate library, online, community and professional resources to inform science content knowledge and understanding in selected areas
  • Design and implement an individualized science knowledge development plan
  • Demonstrate new content knowledge and understanding in science
  • Identify and demonstrate connections between prior knowledge and new ideas in science
  • Analyze, interpret, and present scientific data in a variety of formats (e.g., maps, graphs, tables, and charts)
  • Incorporate and synthesize basic science knowledge into explanations of larger scientific issues and ideas (e.g., climate change, ocean acidification, resource conservation, alternative energy, genetic and medical technologies)

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