Single Subject Methods for Teaching Science
This online methods course satisfies California requirements for teachers who want to add Single Subject Science (biology, chemistry, geoscience, or physics) to their current general education teaching credential.
What you can learn.
- Plan, implement, and assess instruction using California’s adopted standards and curriculum for the sciences
- Develop and demonstrate mastery of subject-specific pedagogy appropriate at the middle school and high school levels
- Differentiate instruction to make content accessible to all students, including English learners
About this course:This course focuses on methodologies appropriate for facilitating science instruction at the middle and high school levels in a variety of classroom settings. As candidates for the added authorization Single Subject Credential in Science, students in this course learn, practice, and reflect on the specific pedagogical knowledge needed to teach science to secondary students. Teacher candidates learn specific teaching strategies that are effective in supporting them to teach the state-adopted academic content standards for students in science (7-12). They learn strategies to balance the focus of instruction between science information, concepts, and principles. Additionally, teacher candidates learn how to be reflective practitioners who regularly engage in classroom action research to improve their teaching. Specific topics include the use of scientific investigation, inquiry, and experimentation; cultural sensitivity in science instruction; measuring and recording scientific data; integration of mathematics in science instruction; laboratory safety; and integration of curriculum with real-world applications and connections to careers in science.
Summer 2020 Schedule
These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.