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EDUC 320 Science Curriculum, Methods, Materials, and Assessment

Prerequisites: EDUC 204, EDUC 223, EDUC 224 and EDUC 236 and passage of Praxis I or the equivalent. (Both semesters/3 credits)

An examination of modern elementary science methods and curriculum materials specific to Early Childhood Education and Dual Certification majors using a constructivist-based instructional approach. Emphasis is on curricular innovations and Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics (STEM), including content, process, and discovery and the application of technology to the teaching of science. The philosophical, psychological and structural natures of the various approaches are considered. Must be taken in Phase I.  A half day per week field experience in a professional development school is a requirement of this course.