Earth and Space Science Education (SCE)
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The bolded first line begins with a capitalized abbreviation that designates the subject area followed by the course number and title. The credit hour value is also displayed.
Components: Indicates that the course has multiple components, such as lecture (LEC) and laboratory (LAB). The corresponding component hours are included in parentheses. For example, LEC (2), LAB (3).
The course description outlines what topics are covered in the course.
Prerequisites: Coursework to be completed and/or requirements required before taking the course.
Corequisites: Course(s) that must be taken in the same term.
"Recommended courses": Prerequisites or corequisites that are not required for enrollment in a particular course but would aid the student in successful completion of that course.
General Education Key: Indicates the General Education area for which the course may fulfill a requirement.
- SD - Science Distributive Requirement
- BSD - Behavioral and Social Science Distributive Requirement
- HD - Humanities Distributive Requirement
- AD - Arts Distributive Requirement
- EC - English Composition Requirement
- PS - Public Speaking Requirement
- I - Interdisciplinary Requirement
- J - Diverse Communities Requirement
- W - Writing Emphasis Requirement
- F - Foreign Languages Culture Cluster
- AR - Arabic Culture Cluster
- ASL - American Sign Language Culture Cluster
- CC - Classical Civilizations Culture Cluster
- FA - French & Francophone Area Culture Cluster
- GER - German Culture Cluster
- IT - Italian Culture Cluster
- REE - Russian & Eastern European Culture Cluster
- SP - Spanish Culture Cluster
Distance Education: Indicates if a course is approved to be offered via distance education. See the class schedule for details.
Typically Offered: Indicates what semester the course is typically offered.
Repeatable for Credit: Indicates if a student can take the course again and obtain credit.
Cross Listed: Indicates if there are any other course offerings that are considered equivalent to the course listing.
SCE 520. PK-4 Science Instruction. 3 Credits.
A science methods course for Pre-K teachers and administrators to master classroom and materials preparation and the design of developmentally effective instruction and assessment. Methods that promote children's ability to inquire and master PA academic standards in science and technology and environment and ecology will be addressed.
Pre / Co requisites: SCE 520 requires completion of science and math requirements.
Typically offered in Fall & Spring.
SCE 530. Science Methods for Middle Level. 3 Credits.
A course to prepare the middle level teachers for teaching science with a focus on the developmental and pedagogical needs of middle level students. Teacher candidates will apply science content , develop knowledge on how students learn science, explore materials and resources, and learn how to plan and access effective standards based on middle level science instruction.
Pre / Co requisites: SCE 530 requires prerequisite MGP 520 and completion of science and math program requirements.
Typically offered in Fall & Spring.
SCE 550. Science Education in the Secondary School. 3 Credits.
Philosophy, objectives, and methods of science teaching for Grades 7-12. Practical experience provided.
Pre / Co requisites: SCE 550 requires Formal Admission to teacher education and up to date clearances (criminal record, child abuse, FBI, and TB)
Typically offered in Fall.
SCE 595. Elementary School Science Instruction. 3 Credits.
Contact department for more information about this course.