EDSP 412 Science and Social Studies Methods in Special Education
Prerequisites: Admission into the Teacher Education Program and acceptance into the Special Education Methods Block.
This course focuses on the acquisition of knowledge and skills necessary to teach both science and social studies to diverse learners. Science methods will prepare teacher candidates to participate in activities designed to explicitly teach the Nature of Science (NoS, Scientific Inquiry, and Project-Based Learning (PBL)). Social studies methods will prepare teacher candidates to participate in activities designed “to help young people develop the ability to make informed decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world.” (The National Council for the Social Studies, 2010). As part of the Special Education Methods Block, there is a field experience associated with this course.
Note: Special Education majors will take this course concurrently with EDSP 413, EDSP 414, and EDSP 415 as part of the Special Education Methods Block.