EDUC542 Elementary School Science (3 semester hours)

The course explores the objectives, methods, and instruction of elementary school science. It examines research related to elementary school science/STEAM instruction with emphasis on innovative science programs. Students, or candidates, will evaluate teaching science to elementary school children with an emphasis on science education trends, science curricular materials, and techniques applicable in the teaching of science in the elementary school. Topics include NGSS, diversity, inquiry instruction, integrating the arts and other subjects, quality children’s literature in the discipline, and various instructional models for planning and teaching science.