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The following courses prepare OSUTeach students for a career in secondary education.
SMED 1011 – Inquiry Approaches to Teaching – Step 1
Step 1 allows students to design and teach science or mathematics lessons in an elementary school classroom. Students receive a $125 scholarship for completing the course with a grade of "C" or better.
SMED 2011 – Inquiry-Based Lesson Design – Step 2
Step 2 provides students with middle school experience using lessons they have written based on district curriculum. Students receive a $125 scholarship for completing the course with a grade of "C" or better.
SMED 3013 – Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science
This course teaches students to construct the model of knowing and learning that they will take with them into their classrooms.
MATH 3303 – Functions and Modeling
OSUTeach students engage in explorations and lab activities designed to strengthen and expand their knowledge of secondary mathematics topics.
PHIL 3743 – Patterns in Science: Historical and Value Dimensions of Western Science
OSUTeach students learn about historical perspectives on how practical needs, social conflicts, and individual personalities shaped the content and direction of the sciences, and also learn that scientific and mathematical concepts are not static.
BIOL 3933 or MATH 3933 – Research Methods
OSUTeach students perform independent inquiries and learn to combine skills from mathematics and science to solve research problems.
SMED 4013 – Classroom Interactions
This course provides opportunities for students to see how theories explored in Knowing and Learning play out in instructional settings. Students design and implement instructional activities and evaluate the outcomes of those activities on the basis of student artifacts (i.e., what students say, do, or create).
SMED 4023 – Problem-Based Learning in Mathematics and Science
This course teaches students how to engage learners in exploring authentic, important, and meaningful questions of real concern to high school students and also promotes equitable and diverse participation. This course completes students' preparation for Apprentice Teaching.
CIED 4720 – Internship in the Secondary Schools
This course reinforces and expands teaching strategies that students have developed through their coursework and field experiences, and also fills any gaps in students' professional development.