2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    Mar 08, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIO 4063 - Methods of Teaching Secondary Science


This methodology course is designed to prepare students to teach secondary-level (Grades 7-12) and college-level science. This course includes lesson planning, intentional practice of classroom management, micro-teaching, classroom observation, group and self-evaluation, active and equitable participation for culturally, ethnically, linguistically, and academically diverse learners, and formative assessment to differentiate instruction for all learners. Topics include the following: pedagogical content knowledge, curriculum selection and design, methods and modalities of science teaching, assessment, classroom application of various forms of technology, safe laboratory management and operation, integration of language arts and mathematics in the science curriculum, and professional organizations. Instruction is aligned to the state-adopted Science Common Core Standards (7-12) and the Next Generation English Language Development Standards, and relevance to college course teaching is incorporated. Modifications for diverse learners and learners with exceptionalities are researched. [AC1] Equivalent to EDU 4034  (undergraduate level) or EDU6024 (graduate level). PLNU students who complete BIO4063 are exempt from taking EDU 4034  or EDU6024 for their preliminary single subject credential.

Prerequisite(s): BIO 2010  or GE-BIO and at least sophomore standing.

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