Curriculum: Middle School Extension to Childhood Education Certification in Science

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Major Requirements

Middle School Extension to Childhood Education Certification in Science Credits:
EDPC 616 Human Growth, Development, and Learning for Middle Childhood and Adolescent Education 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: EDPC 603

Candidates study human growth and explore the relationship of cognitive, social and emotional development to student learning in the middle childhood and adolescence classroom. Candidates analyze and prescribe interventions to cases that reflect their knowledge of the developmental stages of the learner, learner motivation and learning strategies for diverse learners. Candidates investigate the impact of assessment, diversity and the integration of technology on student learning in the classroom. In addition, candidates reflect on the influences of family, school, society, historical, cultural, ethnic and socioeconomic factors on student learning. The candidates take an in depth look at research and applications of learning, motivational theories, contemporary influences, and infuses literacy and study skills in the area of learner development.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
EDPC 617 Curriculum and Instruction for Middle Childhood Education 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: EDPC 603



EDSC 630 Teaching Middle School Life Science Using Technology – Content and Methodology 3
Candidates will investigate details of the Living Environment examined in middle school including: foundations of scientific inquiry, diversity in science education, cell biology, genetics, molecular genetics, evolution, botany, human biology, and ecology. In addition to the content investigation, candidates will gain knowledge of and demonstrate competence with instructional techniques and methods designed to enhance the middle school science learning experience. Student centered lesson development and planning which addresses topics such as differentiation of instruction, both formative and summative assessment, and infusion of technology, will constitute a major element of the course. Candidates select a range of teaching/learning methods, media, and instructional technology that enhance and individualize activities for diverse learncrs in inclusive classrooms. Criteria, rubrics, reflective practice techniques and assessments are developed. Curriculum alignment with state and national standards and the application of curriculum design, learning theory and use of the learning technologies of the information age are focuses of the course.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
EDSC 631 Teaching Middle School Physical Science Using Technology – Content and Methodology 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: EDSC 630

Candidates will investigate details of the Living Environment examined in middle school including: foundations of scientific inquiry, diversity in science education, cell biology, genetics, molecular genetics, evolution, botany, human biology, and ecology. In addition to the content investigation, candidates will gain knowledge of and demonstrate competence with instructional techniques and methods designed to enhance the middle school science learning experience. Student centered lesson development and planning which addresses topics such as differentiation of instruction, both formative and summative assessment, and infusion of technology, will constitute a major element of the course. Candidates select a range of teaching/learning methods, media, and instructional technology that enhance and individualize activities for diverse learncrs in inclusive classrooms. Criteria, rubrics, reflective practice techniques and assessments are developed. Curriculum alignment with state and national standards and the application of curriculum design, learning theory and use of the learning technologies of the information age are focuses of the course.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
    Total: 12 Credits
 
Total Required Credits = 12