Education 385. Teaching Math and Science
This course is designed for students to develop practical understandings of how children learn, pedagogical strategies, and the design of the learning environment in early childhood and elementary education settings (grades PreK-6) for effective mathematics and science teaching. It is the first of two required curriculum courses. Working with MA Curriculum Frameworks/ Common Core State Standards, students learn how to plan math and science lessons that address the four components of the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers: Curriculum, Planning, and Assessment; Teaching All Students; Family and Community Engagement; and Professional Culture. A minimum of 20 hours fieldwork/ prepracticum, scheduled as a lab, is required. It is also required that students complete a series of MTEL test prep sessions.