2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

Courses

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MSED 250 Physical Science for Educators 4 cr.  (3-0-2)
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Prerequisites: Admission to elementary education or special education program.

Basic concepts and principles of physics and chemistry that are important for elementary school teachers to understand. Discussions and hands-on laboratory experiences emphasize the use of higher-level thinking skills without the prerequisite of advanced mathematics

MSED 251 Life Science for Educators 4 cr.  (3-0-2)
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Prerequisites: Admission to elementary education or special education program.

Life science course for the pre-service elementary teacher. This inquiry-based laboratory course is designed to give the future teacher a strong conceptual understanding of life science content including the structure and function of plant and animal cells, organization of living things, heredity, adaptation and evolution.

MSED 252 Earth Science for Educators 4 cr.  (3-0-2)
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Prerequisites: Admission to elementary education or special education program.

Earth science course for the pre-service elementary teacher. This inquiry-based laboratory course is designed to give the future teacher a strong conceptual understanding of the earth science content via an earth-systems approach and highlighting concepts from the areas of geology, hydrology, meteorology and astronomy.

MSED 340 Fundamental Concepts in Science 4 cr.
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: This course is a professional education requirement for all secondary science education majors. Students should be admitted to the pre-methods phase of the educational program.
This laboratory-based course provides deeper investigations into fundamental, unifying concepts in science through inquiry methods employing an integrated approach. Content includes energy, form and function, homeostasis and equilibrium, change and evolution, and historical perspectives. An independent research project is required.
MSED 350 Methods and Materials in Teaching Science Education 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: Admission to the methods phase of teacher education.

Preparation to teach science in middle and high schools. State and national trends and initiatives in science education provide a foundation on which students build a philosophy and structure for teaching science. Instructional strategies are examined, and students participate in practicum experiences with middle or high school students.