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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” and "Physical Sciences 105: Middle School Science and Mathematics Teaching Interest Form. Each class is a 3 unit course online at OCC campus the Fall 2020 semester. Class starts Online Thursday October 1st. 

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 introduces 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. 

Class starts Friday October 1st 2020 -- Dec 11th 2020 and meets Fridays 9:00-12:00 PM online!

Enrollment Information Bring to your first day of class:
  1. Complete the PS5: Introduction to Science and Mathematics Teaching Interest Form here
    Or the PS 105: Middle School Science and Mathematics Teaching Interest Form here
  2. Complete Online Registration Form (you will receive a registration link via email once completing the online Interest Form)
  3. Review FAQ page about the class
  4. You will be contacted by a UCI professor before the first day of class
Class starts October 1st

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