Core Classes

The Master of Education and Doctor of Philosophy degrees with a focus in Science Education feature three core graduate classes — CIED 6313, 6333 and 6343 — and several options. These three are listed in the Graduate Catalog section for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

CIED 6313. Issues, History, and Rationale of Science Education. 3 Hours.

This course is the foundation experience for those interested in the discipline of science education. It provides an overview of the fundamental issues in and vocabulary of science education. The course includes the research basis for science teaching, the literature of science education, and the issues and controversies surrounding the teaching of science.

CIED 6333. Nature of Science: Philosophy of Science for Science Educators. 3 Hours.

The Nature of Science is a hybrid arena consisting of aspects of the philosophy, history and sociology of science along with elements of the psychology of scientific observations all targeting the complete understanding of how science actually functions.

CIED 6343. Advanced Science Teaching Methods. 3 Hours.

This course is designed for those educators who have had some previous instruction in science teaching methods and/or had some prior science teaching experience. Students will gain new or renewed perspectives with respect to their personal teaching ability while engaging in discussions and activities designed to assist others in professional grow in science instruction.

CIED 564V. Science Instructional Strategies. 1-6 Hours.

CIED 695V. Independent Study. 1-6 Hours.

CIED 699V. Doctoral Seminar. 1-3 Hours.