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Childhood Science Education For Students With Special Needs (EEC-741)

Semester: Fall 2024
Number: 0810-741-001
Instructor: Dennis Cowan
Days: Thursday 6:30 pm - 8:20 pm
Note: Online, Synchronous
Location: Online
Credits: 3

Students must post a completed fieldwork log to Moodle
25 Hours Of Fieldwork Required

Course Materials: View Text Books
Related Syllabi: Dennis Cowan for Fall 2018*
Dennis Cowan for Summer 2023*

*Attention Students: Please note that the syllabi available for your view on these pages are for example only. The instructors and requirements for each course are subject to change each semester. If you enroll in a particular course, your instructor and course outline may differ from what is presented here.


Students will learn to teach inquiry-based science to students with special needs. Students will explore differentiation and inclusive practices to enrich the learning experience for students with special needs both in mainstream and special education classrooms.

Learning Goals:   COURSE DESCRIPTIONThe objective of this course is to familiarize pre-service teachers with a constructivist and critical pedagogical (STEM) perspective toward the teaching and learning of science as well as technological applications for special needs students K-6. Informal science settings will be introduced in order to familiarize pre-service teachers with resources for an eclectic learning experience.

*The learning goals displayed here are those for one section of this course as offered in a recent semester, and are provided for the purpose of information only. The exact learning goals for each course section in a specific semester will be stated on the syllabus distributed at the start of the semester, and may differ in wording and emphasis from those shown here.


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