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CI 426-3 Introduction to Elementary School Science
Content and methods of elementary school sciences, grades K-8 with an emphasis on the materials and strategies for using both traditional and modern techniques of science education. One or more field trips. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CI 321, CI 435, SCI 210A, and SCI 210B, or equivalent.

CI 427-4 Science Processes and Concepts for Teachers
Specifically designed to develop those cognitive processes and concepts needed by elementary school teachers in the teaching of modern science programs. Prerequisite: grade of C or better in CI 422, CI 423,CI 426, SCI 210A, and SCI 210B, or equivalent.

CI 428-3 Inquiry Skills for Teaching Junior/Senior High School Science
The major focus will be the application of inquiry skills as used in all areas of science instruction at the junior and senior high school levels; students will be expected to demonstrate mastery of basic and integrated science process skills through conducting and reporting results of science investigations.

CI 468-3 Science Methods for Junior/Senior High Schools
The course takes a performance-based approach to instructional skills common to teaching natural science at the middle and senior high school levels. Three class hours and one micro teaching laboratory hour per week.

CI 498d/o-1-6 Workshop in Science or Environmental Education
Critical evaluation of innovative programs and practices. Acquaints teachers within a single school system or in a closely associated cluster of school systems with the philosophical and psychological considerations and methods of implementation of new programs and practices in each of the following areas: d) Science, (o) Environmental education.

CI 509-3 Foundations of Environmental Education
Designed specifically to provide teachers, administrators and curriculum specialists with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement environmental education strategies in both elementary and middle schools. Includes work in ecological foundations, programs currently in use, unit designs, and methods.

CI 526-3 Problems in Science Education
Course emphasis is upon identifying problems and trends within elementary school science education and planning for research in this field. Prerequisite: CI 426.

CI 585d-3 Topical Seminar in Science Education
A graduate level seminar that involves the study of special problems and related research associated with practical educational situations. Problems available for critiquing and analyzing are the following: (d) Science. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

CI 585o-3 Topical Seminar in Environmental Education
A graduate level seminar that involves the study of special problems and related research associated with practical educational situations. Problems available for critiquing and analyzing are the following: (o) Environmental education. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

CI 590d/o-1-3 Independent Readings in Science or Environmental Education
Directed readings in literature and research in one of the following areas: d) Science, (o) Environmental education.

CI 594d/o-2-6 Practicum in Science or Environmental Education
For Master’s degree students: professional consultation, teaching demonstration, practical application of advanced theory, work with clinical cases, or program development implementation, and evaluation in school systems, community colleges, or universities. In addition, may involve reading and research directed to special problems involved in on-site situations. Practicum is available in the following areas: d) Science, (o) Environmental education.