Bachelor of Arts

MIDDLE CHILDHOOD EDUCATION SCIENCE CONCENTRATION - 20 Credits

Twenty (20) Credits includes SI130 Principles of Physical Science listed under General Education in addition to the following courses:

SI160 General Chemistry 4 credits

An introduction into the basic concepts of chemistry including the scientific method, metric system, structure of atoms, the periodic table, chemical bonds, mole concept, chemical calculations, states of matter, gas laws, solutions, acids, bases and salts, oxidation/reduction reactions, reaction rates, chemical equilibrium, nuclear, organic and biological chemistry. The course includes a weekly virtual chemistry laboratory. (Lab fee).

Prerequisite:
SI131 Intermediate Algebra
Recommended completion of high school algebra or chemistry with a grade of C or above.

SI105 Earth Science 4 credits

A survey of geology and oceanography. Special emphasis is given to the natural environment, its forces, and physical phenomena seen on the planet. A weekly laboratory activity is designed to enhance the understanding of course material. (Lab fee)

Prerequisite:
Recommended completion of high school biology or chemistry.

SI132 Introduction to Biology 4 credits

The course will introduce the major concepts and principles of biology, emphasizing cell structure and function, heredity, plant and animal organization, taxonomy, and ecology. A weekly laboratory activity is designed to enhance the understanding of course material. (Lab fee)

Prerequisite:
Recommended completion of high school biology.

TE428 Teaching Science for Middle Childhood 4 credits

The course emphasizes strategies and techniques including the use of technology in teaching science in a constructivist format. Students are provided with a conceptual framework that embraces the idea that science classrooms provide for individual differences. Includes a lab. A field experience component of 2 hours twice per week for ten weeks is required.

Prerequisite:
TE203 Study in the Foundations of Teaching

Offered every fall.