2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Apr 13, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 0590 - Methods of Teaching Secondary School Biology


Credits: 3

This graduate course emphasizes inquiry-based instruction in a culturally-diverse secondary biology classroom. Students will be introduced to the Next Generation Science Standards, will design lessons using innovative pedagogical techniques, and will develop a range of informative and summative assessments. Students will be expected to construct a thematic unit that demonstrates their ability to teach biology at the secondary level. Students will practice their planning and implementation skills as a function of proper classroom management and demonstrate those skills during in-class presentations and during field experience. Course activities will emphasize reflective teaching and encourage effective lesson planning for all secondary students. This graduate course is cross-listed with BIOL 0390 and is differentiated by assignments, learning outcomes, and expectations at an advanced level. Thirty hours of pre-practicum experience in secondary biology classroom is required

Prerequisites: Completion of all prerequisite biology courses and EDUC 354/EDUC 0554  (may be taken concurrently) Thirty hours of pre-practicum experience in secondary biology classroom is required