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UCI Calteach


OCC students can take a UC Irvine course for FREE here at OCC through UCI’s CalTeach program!

UCI will be offering “Physical Sciences 5/Biological Sciences 14: Intro to Science & Mathematics Teaching” 3 unit course on the OCC campus during the Spring 2020 semester. Class starts Friday April 4th – Friday June 5th and meets Fridays 9:00 – 12:00 PM in Lewis 201

Catalog Description:
For students interested in becoming middle or high school teachers of math or science. Meets 9 weeks for students to gain an understanding of effective, research-based teaching strategies. Includes an opportunity to experience teaching in a K-5 classroom.

Goals and Objectives:
This course introduces students to the teaching and learning of science and mathematics in elementary school classrooms and it provides students with opportunities to determine if they might be interested in pursuing a career in teaching. Students will be placed in an elementary school with a diverse student population in a local school district and will observe, assist, and teach science and/or mathematics lessons in an exemplary mentor teacher’s classroom. The accompanying seminar course will introduce students to the theory and practice of designing and delivering excellent science and mathematics instruction at the elementary classroom level. Students will be introduced to inquiry based learning practices, California standards, learning differences in children, and the cognitive ability of elementary students as it relates to the introduction of concepts, curricular planning, classroom management and learning assessment.

To enroll please bring this form to the first day of class. 

Here is a sample syllabus from a previous course offering at UC Irvine for reference.