Candidates know, understand and practice the central concepts in math and science and structure them to create meaningful learning experiences that develop students’ appreciation and competence in math and science. Candidates utilize the major concepts and procedures that define numbers and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement and data analysis and probability to foster student learning and use of patterns, quantities, and spatial relationships that can represent phenomena, solve problems, and deal with data. Candidates use fundamental concepts of physical, life, and earth/space sciences. Candidates design and implement age appropriate inquiry lesson to teach science, to build student understanding for personal and social applications, and to convey the nature of science. Candidates use a variety of resources including technology and collaborate with HQT to promote learning in math and science. Candidates use Bloom’s taxonomy to implement the ACEI and Indiana Academic Standards. Through inquiry, candidates explore a variety of teaching strategies that promote the development of critical thinking, problem solving and performance skills. Field experience required.
Prerequisites: EDUC 300, EDUC 311, and EDUC 342
EDUC 485 Mathematics and Science Methods