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Science Education: First to Sixth Grade Advanced Study Certificate


EECE 753 Teaching Science in the Elementary School

3 cr

Required course in the Science Education Specialty. This course emphasizes the selection, organization, and effective use of science materials in the elementary school. Important concepts will be drawn from the various sciences and include: populations and ecosystems, diversity and adaptations of organisms, structure and function in living systems, regulation and behavior, motions and forces, transfer of energy, and properties and changes of properties in matter. State and national standards in elementary school science will also be addressed, including the uses of technology to enhance science instruction.

EECE 757 Physical Science for Elementary School Teachers

3 cr

Elective course in the Science Education Specialty. Topics that have applications to the teaching of science concepts in the elementary school are presented from astronomy, chemistry, geology, meteorology, and physics. To enrich the background of science for elementary school teachers, this course stresses basic principles, applications, experiments, field work, and demonstrations.

EECE 758 Life Science for Elementary School Teachers

3 cr

Elective course in the Science Education Specialty. Students make connections in the instruction of elementary science across the disciplines within life science as well as draw on their knowledge of developmental stages to motivate students to learn science, build conceptual understanding, and encourage the application of knowledge, skills, and ideas regarding life science in the lives of elementary students.

EECE 759 Environmental Literature

3 cr

Elective course in the Science Education and Children's Literature Specialties. Focusing on the natural world and the interaction between humans and the environment, students examine literature, materials, and teaching practices appropriate for pre-school through elementary school children.

EECE 800 Biodiversity and Conservation for the Elementary School Teacher

3 cr

To enrich students' understanding of life science and general science concepts with a focus on ecology and conservation. This course highlights activities that integrate language arts, mathematics, life sciences, and social studies to explore ecology. This course is taught at the Bronx Zoo and encourages teachers to learn how to use a diverse array of community resources, such as zoos, aquariums, and nature centers to enhance life science study in the classroom.

 

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