An increased focus on STEM classes means there is an increased demand for science teachers. University of Findlay can help you meet that demand!
Students earning a masters in the Science Education strand must complete:
Biodiversity of Northwest Ohio (EDSP 603)
This course helps teachers take their classes into the schoolyard or natural area and give them the basic tools they need to identify common plants, insects, birds and miscellaneous invertebrates in this area. Collection and preservation techniques, as well as the ethics of collecting and research will be included.
Science and Technology for Educators (EDSP 604)
This is an individually designed, online course that can be tailor-made for the teacher regarding content focus. Teachers will choose two content areas to use as a focus and opportunities for educators to incorporate content into hands-on activities and methodologies into the classroom is part of the course work.
Oceanus: Thematic Teaching (EDSP 605)
Oceanus is an interdisciplinary and integrated science course focusing on the ocean as a theme. It includes video casts augmented by multimedia presentation in a lecture format.
Ecosystems and Society for Educators (EDSP 606)
This course is based on hands-on, discovery-based workshops facilitated by various nationally-recognized organizations. Workshops for Project WET, Project Learning Tree, Project WILD/WILD Aquatic and other excellent activity/field curriculum guides and training to use them will be the framework for this class.
Astronomy for Teachers and Naturalists (EDSP 607)
This course will provide field trips to area planetariums, night sky viewing led by retired astrophysicists and other area experts, daytime astronomy topics in order to help students develop activities for classroom/nature center use.
Science as a Way of Knowing/Inquiry-Based Science Instruction (EDSP 608)
This course takes a historical look at science as a discipline, examines major changes and concepts and focuses on physical/earth systems science domains as opposed to life science. The integration of best-practice inquiry-based science instruction demonstrated with numerous classroom activities will be included.
Advanced Methods in Teaching High School Science (EDSP 609)
The Teaching High School Science library will help new and veteran science teachers integrate national science standards and inquiry learning into their curricula. Showing science classrooms around the country, the modules cover topics in life science, physical science, Earth and space science and integrated science.
Modern Concepts in Life Science (EDSP 610)
This course will update teachers' content knowledge and understanding of recent advances in life science.
Do you have questions about the program? Contact Dr. Gwynne Rife, [email protected], 419-434-4724.