Preservice Elementary Teacher Education in Science

Preservice Elementary Teacher Education in Science

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The Search for Exemplary Preservice Elementary Science Programs was undertaken to recognize programs that modeled effective teaching behaviors and prepared teachers for developing appropriate attitudes and skills in students. This document describes the seven exemplary programs that were recognized by the National Science Teachers Association's Search for Excellence. The criteria for excellence are listed and explained and perspectives are offered on what was learned from the search. Programs reviewed include those from: (1) University of Toledo; (2) Ball State University; (3) University of Georgia; (4) Eastern Michigan University; (5) Utah State University; (6) Austin Peay State University (Tennessee); and (7) University of Southern Mississippi. (ML)Forty-five quarter hours (25 in the first major teaching field and 20 in the second) beyond the first two core years of college coursework must be completed in two of the following areas: language arts, science, mathematics, or social studies. ... Since the state of Georgia does not certify middle grades teachers for specific subject areas, prospective teachers must be ... in sixth grade, life science in seventh, and Earth science in eighth, most students take at least five hours each of biology, anbsp;...


Title:Preservice Elementary Teacher Education in Science
Author: John E. Penick
Publisher: - 1987-01-01
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