SCIENCE TEACHING CENTER: EDCI Science Education Courses -Graduate
EDCI Science Education Courses - Graduate
EDCI 670 Trends in School Curriculum: Science (3) This is our introductory course to science education research. Students discuss recent developments in educational thinking and practice.
EDCI 671 Teaching Science in Elementary Schools (3) Identification of problems in teaching science. Methods for improving the effectiveness of science education.
EDCI 695 Teaching Science and Social Studies through Environmental Study (3) For Masters Certification Students only, now offered off-campus.
EDCI 770 Foundations of Science Education (3) Prerequisite: EDCI 670 or EDCI 671; or permission of department. Development of science education; pre-kindergarten through college; the influences on current and future practices; and the identification and critical analysis of topics in science education.
EDCI 771 Theory and Research in Science Education (3) Prerequisites: EDCI 770; and EDMS 646; or permission of department. A study of various techniques and paradigms for research in science education, pre-kindergarten through college. Identification and critical analysis of a researchable topic in science education and the development of a proposal.
EDCI 788N Selected Topics in Teacher Education: Doctoral Seminar (1-3) Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Current topics and issues in teacher education in science.
EDCU 788P Selected Topics in Teacher Education: Studying Student Learning in Diverse Settings; (3 credits). This course, part of the Elementary and Middle School Teacher Leader Master's Degree Program, deepens teacher understanding of student development and the cultural context for teaching through readings and focused field studies. Participants will also begin developing skills needed for investigations using methods of interpretive inquiry.
EDCI 870 Seminar in Science Education (3).