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.
SEMESTER COURSE TITLE
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