Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

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Secondary Education - Physical Science Yuma, Bachelor of Science in Education


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This plan is not accepting students.  Please contact NAU Yuma (928-317-6063 or susan.lauer@nau.edu) for information on when enrollment for the plan will open.

NAU-Yuma's Education Department offers courses in teacher preparation in partnership with Arizona Western College. This transfer program is designed specifically for AWC and NAU-Yuma students and is only available at the NAU-Yuma branch campus.

Along with learning what to teach and how to teach, you have opportunities to experience increasingly complex assignments in classrooms with master teachers. We consider fieldwork and practicum experiences to be integral parts of your professional teaching preparation.

Our teacher education programs lead to professional preparation and state teaching certification in Secondary Education. To be accepted into the Secondary Education Program, you must meet criteria established by our Teacher Education Committee.

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What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Education, Secondary Education: Physical Science - Yuma?

This program is designed for the individual who wants to teach general science in the high school setting (usually grades 9 or 10) or physical science in the middle grades (grades 7 or 8). The major requirements include courses in physics, astronomy, chemistry, geography, geology, biology and physical science.

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Secondary Education - Physical Science Yuma, Bachelor of Science in Education


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Note: the required mathematics for this major is MAT 220 from AWC.

Minimum Units for Completion 120
Major GPA 2.5
Additional Admission Requirements Required
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Required
Student Teaching/Supervised Teaching Required
Additional Fees/Program Fees Required
University Honors Program Optional
Progression Plan Link Not Available

Purpose Statement

The purpose of the bachelor program in secondary education in physical science is to prepare highly qualified professional physical science and/or mathematics teachers for Yuma area secondary schools. NAU-Yuma facilitates students’ development in the philosophy, theories, concepts, and practices of both biology and education. Our students become critical and reflective teachers for meaningful learning in their classrooms and practical application in a global community and digital world. In partnership with the community college, we serve a population that is culturally and linguistically diverse and includes traditional and nontraditional first generation families as well as military and veteran families. We provide academic and language support services including assessment-based interventions for success not only in the academic program, but also for state teacher certification requirements and for continued professional growth. Students benefit from a culturally-relevant curriculum including rich, meaningful, and authentic practicum and field experiences preparing them to become competent and committed professionals literate in inquiry, technology, data-informed decision-making, and the academic language of the discipline. True to the academic and research interests of our department faculty, our graduates are prepared to be community leaders of environmental sustainability and capable of engaging students in regional and global citizenship.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Learner Development. The teacher understands how learners grow and develop, recognizing that patterns of learning and development vary individually within and across the cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical areas, and designs and implements developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences.

2. Learning Differences. The teacher uses understanding of individual differences and diverse cultures and communities to ensure inclusive learning environments that enable each learner to meet high standards.

3. Learning Environments. The teacher works with others to create environments that support individual and collaborative learning, and that encourage positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self motivation.

4. Content Knowledge. The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) he or she teaches and creates learning experiences that make the discipline accessible and meaningful for learners to assure mastery of the content.

5. Application of Content. The teacher understands how to connect concepts and use differing perspectives to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative problem solving related to authentic local and global issues.

6. Assessment. The teacher understands and uses multiple methods of assessment to engage learners in their own growth, to monitor learner progress, and to guide the teacher’s and learner’s decision making.

7. Planning for Instruction. The teacher plans instruction that supports every student in meeting rigorous learning goals by drawing upon knowledge of content areas, curriculum, cross-disciplinary skills, and pedagogy, as well as knowledge of learners and the community context.

8. Instructional Strategies. The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners to develop deep understanding of content areas and their connections, and to build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways.

9. Professional Learning and Ethical Practice. The teacher engages in ongoing professional learning and uses evidence to continually evaluate his/her practice, particularly the effects of his/her choices and actions on others (learners, families, other professionals, and the community), and adapts practice to meet the needs of each learner.

10. Leadership and Collaboration. The teacher seeks appropriate leadership roles and opportunities to take responsibility for student learning, to collaborate with learners, families, colleagues, other school professionals, and community members to ensure learner growth, and to advance the profession.

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Additional Admission Requirements
Major Requirements
Teacher Preparation
General Electives
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