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EDU343 Pedagogical Content Knowledge/Science

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course aims to develop student understanding of key scientific concepts, the skills of scientific thinking and understanding of the nature of science required to teach science in the elementary grades (1-6). The course also introduc­es students to the goals of elementary science education, typical scientific mis­conceptions present among elementary grade students and how to approach the teaching of science as inquiry. A practicum component of 15 hours is required.

Prerequisite: Junior standing

Corequisite: ENG202