Graduate Course Catalog 2007-2009
COURSE: 55-540 Methods of Teaching Science and Health, K-9 (2)
This course focuses on instructional strategies, resources and the NSES, the ILS and ISBE content area standards for teaching science and health education in the elementary and middle school classroom. It emphasizes teaching science as inquiry and developing teaching methods that ensures understandings of fundamental concepts in life, physical, earth and space science as well as physical development and health. Methods of differentiating instruction, using technology, and developing assessment strategies to meet the individual needs of students will be studied. Prerequisite: Consent of M.A. Elementary Education Director.