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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” 3 unit course online at OCC campus the Spring 2020 semester. Class starts Online Friday April 3rd

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

Goals and Objectives:
This course 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 elementary students as it relates to the introduction of concepts, curricular planning, classroom management and learning assessment. 

Class starts Friday April 3rd-Friday June 5th and meets Fridays 9:00-12:00 PM online!

Enrollment Information Bring to your first day of class:
  1. Complete the Interest Form ere
  2. Complete Online Registration Form(you will receive a registration link via email once completing the online Interest Form)
  3. Review FAQ webpage about the class
  4. You will be contacted by a UCI professor before the first day of class
Class starts Friday April 3rd

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


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