May 20, 2024  
SGPS College Catalog 2023-2024 
    
SGPS College Catalog 2023-2024

TIP 509 - Biology Education Methods

3.00 credits.
This course provides for the preparation and implementation of biology education at the secondary level with emphasis upon the utilization of multiple resources, classroom culture, organization of curriculum, evaluation, and instructional strategies. This course is organized around the principles of participation and praxis to emphasize that our philosophical and pedagogical ideas about science must be informed by our experiences as both learners and teachers of science and by our analyses of current theories/research on science content, scientific practice, and pedagogy. This course will also focus on three intertwining dimensions of science education, as explicated in the Next Generation Science Standards and PA STEELS standards: disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices, and crosscutting concepts. Finally, ideas of relevant and responsive teaching methods will be integrated into the course to consider the learning needs of all students.