Teaching & Teacher Education Science and Math Education Graduate Courses

Science Education Graduate Courses

TLS 542. School Mathematics and Science: History Curriculum and Reform (3). Elementary and secondary science curricula in terms of aims, content/processes, instructional methods and assessment. These science curricula are placed within a historical perspective and examined from a theoretical and research base.

TLS 533. Curriculum Issues and Practices: Science (3). Current issues in science education and their application to classroom instructional practices and procedures. Topics based upon recent concerns and developments.

TLS 596. Topics in Teacher Education - History and Philosophy of Science (3) This course examines the work of philosophers who have contributed to our understanding of science and analyzes the historical development that has occurred in science. Students will be required to understand how the history and philosophy of science impacts science instruction in the classroom, examine the work of philosophers and apply the history and philosophy of science to some aspect of class instruction.

TLS 596. Topics in Teacher Education - How Children Learn Science (3). Seminar class that looks at various theories of how children learn science. Students will be required to explore their instruction through the lens cognitive theory. Weekly discussions based on reading from cognitive theorists on children's learning of science from Piaget to Vygotsky.

Math Education Graduate Courses

TTE 521. Elementary and Middle School Mathematics Curriculum (3) Elementary and middle school mathematics curricula in terms of their aims, content/processes, instructional methods and assessment. These mathematics curricula are placed within a historical perspective and examined from a theoretical and research base. P, TTE 326 or TTE 338Y.

TLS 534. Curriculum Issues and Practices: Mathematics (3) Current issues in mathematics education and their application to classroom instructional practices and procedures. Topics based upon recent concerns and developments. P, TTE 326 or TTE 338Y.