SEED 4404 Seminar on Methods of Teaching Science, Student Teaching I.
3 hours recitation, weekly supervised teaching, (total 20 days, 150 hours); 5 credits
Objectives, variations in methodology and curriculum construction, evaluation, and role of materials and resources aligned with New York State learning standards and applied to teaching specific subject areas at grade levels appropriate for state certification requirements; selection of supervised instructional experiences structured to evolve professional awareness; development of self-reflective teaching styles and assessment procedures to address the learning needs of a diverse student population, students with special needs, and English language learners; continued application of knowledge of language acquisition and literacy development by native English speakers and English language learners, and of strategies for integrating technology into the classroom. Students spend a minimum of two hours each day in the school. Daily supervised student teaching in grades appropriate for state certification requirements. Observing, developing, and studying curriculum in light of teaching experiences and observations.
Prerequisite: Secondary Education 3401 and 3402 and approval of the head of the program in science education.