Secondary Science Education
College of Education, Health, & Human Sciences
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, offers an online Secondary Science Education Graduate Certificate program for teachers licensed in areas outside of secondary science education in the state of Tennessee who desire to gain the credentials to teach secondary science.
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Increase Your Knowledge & Skill to Teach Secondary Science
The Secondary Science Education graduate certificate can be tailored to serve a variety of education career goals. For K-12 teachers licensed in areas other than biology, physics, or other science discipline, this graduate certificate can be used towards earning an additional endorsement in Secondary Science Education. For K-12 teachers licensed in secondary science education at the undergraduate level, non-licensed professionals who work in informal education settings, and others who engage in high school science education instructional opportunities, this graduate certificate provides advanced coursework specifically designed to enhance capacities for designing equity-focused secondary science instruction.
Students in the Secondary Science Education Graduate Certificate program are required to successfully complete two required courses and two elective courses, such as the following courses:
SCED 496: Teaching Science in the Secondary School
Methods, materials, recent trends in science and environmental education programs for secondary schools.
TPTE 540: Topics in Improvement of Instruction
Special conferences, workshops, and in-service programs.
SCED 565: Instructional Trends & Issues in Science Education
Analysis of current trends in science instruction, instructional issues facing elementary, secondary, and community college science teachers, and application of learning theory to teaching biological, physical, and environmental sciences.
SCED 550: Classroom Assessment & Evaluation Techniques
Explores the theoretical and practical aspects of summative and formative assessment techniques used in science classrooms across grade levels.