SCE 4310 Teaching Science in the Elementary
of science requisite to teaching elementary school science; emphasis upon
structure and objectives of school science programs, methods of instruction
assessment, and experimental programs. Material and supply fee will be
SCE 4320 Teaching Science in the Middle and
Secondary Schools 2
requisite to the effective teaching of science at the middle school level;
emphasis on methods and objectives of the middle school science program, use of
lab experiences with middle school students, computer strategies and software
evaluation, evaluating student progress, current research in science education,
and practice teaching experiences; includes participation in school setting.
Admitted to Teacher Education and permission is required.
SCE 4631 Special Methods in Teaching Secondary
and Junior High School Science 3
skills, methods and philosophy of science teaching. Lecture, discussion and
field experience. Assessment of science competency in area of specialization.
Meets Florida state requirements for Special Methods in Science. Twenty four
semester hours of science courses are needed prior to taking this course.
Permission is required.
SCE 5XXX Chemistry Through Inquiry (Pending) 3
course focuses on the National Science Education content standards for physical
science and “science as inquiry” for K-4 and 5-8. As teachers do hands-on
science investigations, read science background, and participate in discussion
they will enhance their own scientific content knowledge and develop an
inquiry-based approach to science teaching.
SCE 5XX3 Learning Reading Strategies for Middle
School Science (Pending) 3
to help teachers focus on specific reading comprehension strategies to help
students in grades 6-9 become better readers of science texts. Weekly
mini-lessons provide opportunities to integrate explicit texts and activities
which focus on modeling what good readers do through a think-aloud strategy.
Within the context of rich, JASON video and multimedia components, you will
collaborate, practice, and learn these techniques with colleagues in both
science and language arts.
SCE 5XX4 Cell Biology (Pending) 3
Updates teachers on the most recent advances in cytology, genetics, and human
biology and provides access to the most current online resources. While learning
the nature of the basic unit of life, participants will explore the potential
for cells in extreme environments like the deep ocean and deep space. Also
presents various career opportunities in modern medicine.
SCE 5807 Forces and Motion 3
participants in reviewing the history and development of concepts associated
with why things move and how they move in the mechanical world. Simple
demonstrations and hands-on inquiry activities connect each week’s content area
with real-world examples.
SCE 5824 Ocean Science 3
the physical, chemical, and biological factors that influence the ocean. It
supports content with a discussion of the methods through which students can
achieve ocean-related content outlined in the National Science Education
Standards. It uses text- based content, participant interaction, analysis of
current research, we search, and implementation of activities to improve the
skills of teachers.
SCE 5835 Structure of the Earth 3
the physical composition of our planet and the forces (both internal and
external) that continuously shape it. Is cross- disciplinary when appropriate
and is especially designed for secondary school teachers who are currently
teaching or who are preparing to teach courses in middle and high school Earth
sciences. Combines technical explanations of geological processes and phenomena
with an explanation of the physical composition of matter, minerals, and
various rock types. The original content documents are supplemented with
original animated graphics, other web-based resource links, and self-directed
reviews of literature on various discussion topics presented during the course.
SCE 5842 Aquatic Ecology for Teachers 3
Ecosystems engages participants in reviewing and comparing aquatic
environments, investigating the dynamics of ecological interactions, and
addressing the impact of human activity. Each week’s content addresses main
science concepts, illustrative examples, inquiry activity ideas, resource
extensions, opportunities to learn more, and connections to teaching and
learning in grades 4-9 science classrooms.
SCE 5845 Rainforests-Endangered Ecosystems 3
the nature of rainforests and their role in the biosphere. It investigates the
flora, fauna, and human populations that inhabit rainforests, including how
they interact with each other and the abiotic factors of the ecosystem, their
adaptations, and factors affecting their evolution. Students examine the
importance of rainforests and the threats directed at them. They also take a
virtual trip through Olympic National Park’s Hoh Rainforest to show the
connections between temperate and tropical rainforests.
SCE 6117 Science Instruction in the Elementary
and practice of elementary school science education, including history,
philosophy, research, curricula and instructional strategies. Demonstration
teaching, individualized instruction and action research projects.
SCE 6341 Energy and the Environment Workshop 3
related to the teaching of energy through a thematic approach. Discussions and
activities about the production, transmission, and distribution of energy,
alternative energy sources, energy conservation, and the use of a
hands-on/minds-on, collaborative approach to teaching are included. Students
are required to complete field trips as scheduled. Credit may not be earned in
both SCE 6342 and SCE 6341.
SCE 6625 Science Instruction in the Middle and
Secondary School 3
EDM 6944 or ESE 6944.
middle and secondary level teachers to develop theoretical understanding and
skills necessary to teach in a manner consistent with current reform efforts in
science education. Focuses on three components of understanding science
teaching and learning: 1) the nature of science, its history and philosophy, 2)
how students learn science, and 3) the role of the teacher in creating a safe
learning science. Admission to Teacher Education and permission is required.
SCE 8980 Ed.D. Dissertation in Biological
Science (Pending) 1-18
independent research in biological science education designed especially for
candidates in the Ed.D. curriculum and instruction program with specialization
in science. Dissertation will reflect intensive research produced by the
student and collaboratively developed with the student’s graduate committee.
Graded on satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only. Admission to candidacy and
completion of all other doctoral program requirements are required. Permission