Below is a list of courses required for science and math majors to complete a minor in education.
IGSC/SCED 1101Â Step 1: Inquiry TeachingÂ (FYC)Â – Prepare, implement and reflect on lessons designed to teach elementary students to obtain and analyze data.Â (qualifies as a Freshman Experience Course) One credit hour.
IGSC/SCED 1102Â Step 2: Inquiry Lesson Design –Â Prepare, implement and reflect on lessons aligned with district math and/or science curriculum at the middle/junior high school level.Â One credit hour.
SCED 3383Â Knowing and Learning – Explore the implications of learning theories on individual learning, social (classroom) learning, and within the context of larger social justice issues.Â Three credit hours.
HIST 4302 Magic, Science, Occult – This class isÂ a survey of humansâ€™ attempts to explain and control the cosmos from antiquity to the emergence of modern science around 1700, including the contributions of pseudo-scientific, occult, and magical world-views; internal developments in the history of science; and the relationship between scientific thought and the historical context. Dual-listed in the UALR Graduate Catalog as HIST 5302. Three credit hours. (Offered during SPRINGÂ Only)
Beginning in Summer 2014
IGSC 4386 STEM Methodologies – Design and carry out independent inquiries employing the tools used by scientists and mathematicians.Â Three credit hours.
Beginning in Fall 2014
SCED 3384Â Classroom InteractionsÂ – Apply theoretical and practical frameworks to analyze various instruction activities, focus on content development through teacher-student, student-student, and group interactions.Â Three credit hours.
IGSC 4388 Functions and Modeling – Engage in explorations and lab activities designed to strengthen and expand your knowledge of secondary mathematics topics. Three credit hours.Â ** For Math Majors Only
SCED 4387 Project Based Instruction – Design, implement and evaluate authentic learning processes (challenge-based, problem-based, project-based, etc.).Â Three credit hours.
Beginning in Spring 2015
SCED 4689 Apprentice Teaching – Engage in an intensive, culminating experience that equips UALRTeach students with the tools needed for their first teaching experience