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UCI Calteach

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

UCI will be offering “Physical Sciences 5/Biological Sciences 14: Intro to Science & Mathematics Teaching.” Each class is a 3 unit course online at OCC campus the Spring 2021 semester. Class starts Online Thursday March 29th. 

Catalog Description:
For students interested in becoming middle or high school teachers of math or science.  The classes meet for 9 weeks. Students gain an understanding of effective, research-based teaching strategies. 

Goals and Objectives:
These courses introduced students to the teaching and learning of science and mathematics in elementary school classrooms and provides students with opportunities to determine if they are interested in pursuing a career in teaching. The 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 middle school students as it relates to the introduction of concepts, curricular planning, classroom management and learning assessment.