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Science Education

Courses - SCED Upper Division

302. Elementary School Science Workshop (3)

Prerequisite: SCED 401.
Practicum on development and use of "hands-on" elementary school science teaching/learning activities, units, and learning centers.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 2 hrs., workshop 2 hrs.) Course fee may be required.

401. A Process Approach to Science (3)

Prerequisite: BIOL 200; PHSC 112; GEOL 106, or both GEOL 102 and 104; all with a "C" or better grade.
Processes of science as they relate to life, earth, and physical sciences. Practical approaches to understanding how science works modeled and integrated throughout.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 2 hrs., laboratory 3 hrs.) Course fee may be required.

403. Integrated Science (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of all credential breadth requirements for the Single Subject Teaching Credential Program in Science, three-fourths of the credential specializations courses, and consent of instructor. Enrollment limited to students who intend to pursue a Single Subject Credential in Science.
Requires presentations, discussions, critical evaluation by students on selected interdisciplinary topics in sciences, and field work in integrated science assignments.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs.)

404. The Nature of Science and Scientific Reasoning for Teachers (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of at least three-fourths of the credential specialization courses for Single Subject Teaching Credential in science and consent of instructor. Enrollment limited to students who intend to pursue a Single Subject Credential in Science.
Course has three aims. The first is students better understand nature of science – its history, philosophy, psychology, and sociology. Second, students better understand methods of science and how to critically evaluate reports about scientific investigations. Finally, students learn how to apply these understanding to the 6-12 classroom.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs.)

475. Teaching and Learning Science, K-8 (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Multiple Subject Credential Program.
Methods for teaching elementary school science. Development of sequenced, integrated inquiry-based science lessons addressing the needs of all learners.
60 contact hours, however, actual contact vary as course is offered with an on-line distance component (see Schedule of Classes footnote). TPA Task 3 completion partial fulfillment of course. 10 hours minimum of fieldwork in classrooms where at least 25% of students are classified as English learners, or concurrent enrollment in EDEL 482.
Letter grade only (A-F). Course fee may be required. Same course as EDEL 475. Not open for credit to students with credit in EDEL 475. (Lecture 2 hrs., activity 2 hrs.)

490./590. Selected Topics in Science Education (1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. (Undergraduates enroll in SCED 490; graduate students enroll in SCED 590).
Topics in Science Education.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics in different semesters. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes. (Seminar 1-3 hrs.)

496. Directed Studies in Science Education (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Supervised study of current topics in science education.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 3 units with different topics in different semesters.