COURSE: 55-540 Methods of Teaching Science and Health, K-9 (2)|
This course prepares the candidate to design and implement age appropriate inquiry lessons to teach the fundamental concepts in life, physical, earth and space science as well as physical development and health. NSES and Illinois State Standards are used, along with those of ACEI, to design a program that builds upon the studentís relevant background knowledge, awareness of current achievement issues, and knowledge of the disparate needs of all learner including English Language learners, struggling learners and already proficient learners. Methods of differentiating instruction, using technology, and developing assessment strategies to meet the individual needs of students are embedded throughout the course. Prerequisite: Candidates will be evaluated on their ability to successfully plan and implement strategies taught in this course.Prerequisite: Consent of M.A. Elementary Education Director.