ED 640 Methods and Technologies of Teaching Math and Science with a STEM focus I

3 credits

Includes an in-depth study of the philosophy, resources, curriculum, instructional strategies and assessment practices necessary to design a learning environment focused on the developmental characteristics of adolescents. The course emphasizes state and national science and mathematics standards, process skills and the major concepts of the disciplines. Candidates engage in constructivist teaching methods including: collaboration, 5 E cycle, investigation, inquiry, discovery and project-based learning. The importance of creating and maintaining a safe and supportive classroom is addressed. Appropriate use of technology and instrumentation to enhance learning is identified and explored. Assessment of processes and content lead candidates to explore a variety of assessment strategies appropriate to the diverse needs of adolescent learners. This course includes teaching internship days toward the required 100-day internship.

Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): ED 605