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Course descriptions


Allows students to explore teaching as a career. Following an introduction to the theory and practice behind excellent inquiry-based mathematics and science instruction, students teach lessons in elementary classrooms to obtain firsthand experience in planning and implementation.


Students continue developing the lesson planning skills learned in Step 1 as they become familiar with exemplary middle school science curricula. After observing a lesson being taught in a local school district classroom, students work alone or in pairs to plan and teach three inquiry-based lessons to sixth, seventh or eighth graders.

Course sequence for incoming freshmen

    1         EDCI 1101        Step 1: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching
    2         EDCI 1102        Step 2: Inquiry Based Lesson Design
    3         EDCI 3350        Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science
    4         EDCI 3355        Classroom Interactions
    5         MATH 3307       Perspectives on Mathematics and Science
    6         BIOL 3304        Research Methods
    7         EDCI 3360        Project Based Instruction
    8         EDCI 4650        Apprentice Teaching
              EDCI 4170        Apprentice Teaching Seminar

  • Student TeachingExplore Teaching as a Career
  • Student in a microscopeObtain Firsthand Experience
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