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2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Geology

  
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    GEOL 5 - Human Development and the Natural World


    3 units
    Introductory course examining the role of the natural world on the physiological, social, and psychological development of human beings within the context of the environmental, social, and academic community system.

    Satisfies E: Human Understanding & Development.

    Grading: Graded

    Cross-listed with SCED 5 . Geology is responsible for scheduling.


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    GEOL 204 - Earth Systems Science for Teachers


    3 units
    Peer teaching and leadership instruction in earth science. Demonstrations, classroom activities, field projects and teaching strategies for K-12 teacher groups.

    Prerequisite(s): Teaching credential and instructor consent.
    Grading: Graded

    Cross-listed with SCED 204 . Geology is responsible for scheduling.


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Science Education

  
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    SCED 5 - Human Development and the Natural World


    3 units
    Introductory course examining the role of the natural world on the physiological, social, and psychological development of human beings within the context of the environmental, social, and academic community system.

    Satisfies E: Human Understanding & Development.

    Grading: Graded

    Cross-listed with GEOL 5 . Geology is responsible for scheduling.


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    SCED 174 - Training to Teach


    3 units
    This is a service learning course in which students will investigate how people learn and how to teach as they are immersed in teaching roles in the San Jose community that involve them acting as: Instructors leading small groups in science after school activities, facilitators assisting teachers with student centered activities and tutors providing personalized assistance.

    Misc/Lab: Lecture 3 hours/Activity 3 hours.

    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1A  or CHEM 30A , MATH 19 
    Grading: Graded


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    SCED 175 - Classroom Experiences in Science Teaching


    1 units
    The goal of this hybrid online/face-to-face course is to provide students with the opportunity to complete their 45 hours of science teaching observation in California public schools while also reflecting on teaching and learning practices. The course will emphasize the multi-faceted aspects of the teaching profession and most importantly will provide a forum for sharing experiences with other students who are similarly placed. The course will fulfill pre-professional teaching observation experience required of most Single Subject Teacher Credential Programs.

    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore or upper division standing. Not available to Open University Students.
    Grading: Graded


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    SCED 184Y - Student Teaching II - Classroom Teaching


    4 units
    Minimum 80-120 class hours of classroom, lab or field teaching in appropriate single subject, grades K-12 and related teaching activities/seminar.

    Prerequisite(s): SCED 273  (Science Credential Candidates must complete SCED 273  with a grade of “B” or better, “B-” not accepted) and joint approval of the Science Education Program and the Secondary Education Department. Not available to Open University Students.
    Grading: Credit/No Credit


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    SCED 184Z - Student Teaching III - Classroom Teaching


    4 units
    Minimum 80-120 class hours of classroom, lab or field teaching in appropriate single subject, grades K-12 and related teaching activities/seminar.

    Prerequisite(s): SCED 273  (Science Credential Candidates must complete SCED 273  with a grade of “B” or better, “B-” not accepted) and joint approval of the Science Education Program and the Secondary Education Department. Not available to Open University Students.
    Grading: Credit/No Credit

    Note(s): May be in different subject/school and will be at a different grade level.


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    SCED 204 - Earth Systems Science for Teachers


    3 units
    Peer teaching and leadership instruction in earth science. Demonstrations, classroom activities, field projects and teaching strategies for K-12 teacher groups.

    Prerequisite(s): Teaching credential and instructor consent.
    Grading: Graded

    Cross-listed with GEOL 204 . Geology is responsible for scheduling.


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    SCED 205 - Methods of Research


    3 units
    Introduction to techniques and procedures of scientific research. Each student required to prepare and defend a working outline of a master’s thesis or project in his or her area of concentration.

    Misc/Lab: Lecture/seminar 3 hours.

    Grading: Graded

    Note(s): Introductory course in statistics or equivalent recommended.


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    SCED 220 - Theories and Practices in Science Education


    3 units
    Analysis of current trends in science curriculum and instruction. Orientation for the philosophy and scope of the program. Emphasis on development of a theory of instruction and curriculum in science with implications for practice.

    Misc/Lab: Lecture/seminar 3 hours.

    Satisfies GWAR: Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

    Grading: Graded

    Note(s): Teaching experience preferred. Must be taken during first year in program. This course satisfies graduate-level GWAR in this master’s program.


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    SCED 273 - Secondary School Science


    3 units
    (Formerly SCED 173) Theory and practice, instructional techniques, and materials for science in the secondary schools.

    6 hours Activity.

    Prerequisite(s): CSET Subtest I (test code 215) covers general science content and CSET Subtest II (test codes 217-220) select the subtest II that fits candidate’s area of concentration. Life Sciences (test code 217), Chemistry (test code 218), Earth and Space Sciences (test code​ 219), Physics (test code 220).
    Grading: Graded


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    SCED 285 - Seminar


    3 units
    Provides a format for the presentation and discussion of original work by faculty, guest investigators and graduate students.

    Course may be repeated for credit for up to 6 units.

    Grading: Graded


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    SCED 297 - Science Education Research


    1-3 units
    Research in science education under the supervision of a faculty member associated with the science education program. 

    Course may be repeated for credit for up to 6 units.

    Grading: Credit/No Credit


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    SCED 298 - Research


    1-6 units
    Project development for Plan B MA Natural Science students, to be carried out under direct supervision of a faculty member and committee. Seminar presentation required upon final completion of project. Repeatable: Repeatable for credit.

    Course may be repeated for credit for up to 6 units.

    Grading: Mandatory CR/NC/RP


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    SCED 375 - Colloquium in Science Education


    2 units
    Resources and innovations for science curriculum development and instruction. An interface with people and facilities which can enhance Bay Area science instruction.

    Corequisite(s): SCED 184Y  or SCED 184Z .
    Grading: Credit/No Credit

    Note(s): Also open to experienced teachers.


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    SCED 1290R - Culminating Experience Supervision


    1 units
    Continued Work on Thesis

    Course may be repeated for credit for up to 16 units.

    Prerequisite(s): Outstanding RP grade in a preceding semester in a project or thesis class.
    Grading: CR/NC, No Degree Credit

    Note(s): No Degree Credit.


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