Mar 02, 2024
SCED 492 - Teaching Middle School Mathematics and Science
Prospective teachers will learn and use the methods and materials needed to teach middle school students mathematics and science with emphasis on the use of experiments, manipulatives, problems solving, cooperative learning, and communication of understanding. By permission. Formerly SCED 323, students may not receive credit for both.
Prerequisite: MATH 324 or EDEL 323 or SCED 324 or SCED 322, current WSP/FBI fingerprint clearance, and application to the Teacher Certification Program.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Develop and teach integrated math and science lessons to middle level students using effective methods and appropriate measurement technology that support student inquiry.
- Use safe practices when teaching “hands-on” science and mathematics by having awareness when developing, presenting, and participating in science and mathematics activities; and listing appropriate safety precautions that students should take before performing science and/or mathematics.
- Adapt existing and create new curricula and resources into age-appropriate lessons using best teaching practices by researching curricula and resources related to specific NGSS and Common Core benchmarks and adapting these materials to specific learning needs.
- Demonstrate effective questioning techniques to both assess and guide students in “hands-on” exploration and constructing knowledge by developing questions that guide students from observations to experimental results to logical conclusions through inquiry and critical thinking.
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