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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - SCE5337

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2007-06-21
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1698 2007-02-07
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Secondary Education ED 0-1724-000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Dana Zeidler 9747305

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    SCE 5337 Methods of Secondary Science Education

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Methods Second Science Ed
    Course Online? Percentage Online



    Course Description

    Course concentrates on goals, subject matterteaching strategies for high school curricula; assessment and using data to improve student achievement; and development pedagogical content knowledge as it pertains to the teaching and learning of science.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    This course is a required course in the sequence of the M.A.T. in the Science Education program. It fulfills the state requirement for a methods course at the secondary school level.

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    It is part of a required sequence in the major

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?


    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Doctoral degree

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Students will demonstrate comprehension and application of the Sunshine State Standards and contemporary recommendations of goals from national associations.

    1.0 Students will demonstrate comprehension and application of the Sunshine State Standards, and contemporary recommendations national associations.

    2.0 Students will derive and apply a sophisticated understanding of scientific literacy and the nature of science relative to the enterprise of science and their field of specialization.

    3.0 Students will utilize their understanding of developmental learning theory as it pertains to teaching secondary science lessons.

    4.0 Students will identify possible misconceptions and formulate conceptual change strategies appropriate for the students they will instruct.

    5.0 Students will observe, compare, contrast, analyze, and evaluate various content-specific and generic science teaching strategies.

    6.0 Students will demonstrate knowledge of technology infusion in science education.

    7.0 Students will incorporate the role of ethical issues in science and society.

    8.0 Students will be sensitive to multiple forms of knowing, inquiry, and evaluation in science teaching.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students demonstrate:

    1. knowledge of research to practice in reviewing researc-based pedagogy articles

    2. knowledge of goals, subject matter, and teaching strategies for high school science curricula

    3. pedagogical content knowledge as it pertains to the teaching and learning of science

    4. operational understanding of AP's

    C. Major Topics

    I. The Nature of Science and its Relevance to Science and Science Teaching

    II. Scientific Literacy

    III. National Science Education Standards & Florida Science Curriculum

    IV. Frameworks: Directions and Goals of Secondary Science Teaching

    V. Cognition, Reasoning and Learning

    VI. Misconceptions, Critical Thinking and The Learning Cycle

    VII. Generic Teaching Strategies; Discipline; Questioning Techniques; Lecture

    VIII. Discussion; Group Strategies; Cooperative Learning

    IX. Integration of Socioscientific Issues in the Science Curriculum

    X. Planning and Teaching Science Lessons/Units; Technology and Internet Applications

    XI. Multiple Forms of Assessment in Science Teaching

    D. Textbooks

    Koballa, T.R. Tippins, D.J., (2004). Cases in Middle and Secondary Science Education: The Promise and Dilemmas. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill. ISBN 0-13-112798-5

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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