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Faculty of Education Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2018

Secondary Mathematics Education Minor

This minor will interest pre-service teachers who are considering a career in teaching secondary mathematics.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have sufficient course work to teach secondary mathematics (usually the equivalent of a minor in mathematics).

Upper Division Requirements

Students complete a minimum total of 15 units, including both of

EDUC 411 - Investigations in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers (3)

Students examine secondary mathematics from an advanced standpoint, focusing on problem solving, investigating connections among various topics and representations, and situating secondary mathematics in a broader context, both mathematical and historical. Grading will be on a pass/withdrawal basis. Prerequisite: One of MATH 152, 155 or 158. Corequisite: EDUC 415 or appropriate math background and permission of instructor. Quantitative.

EDUC 415 - Designs for Learning: Secondary Mathematics (4)

Focuses on teaching secondary school mathematics. Students explore mathematical learning, their own mathematical thinking and curriculum; and plan mathematical instruction within a consistent framework using appropriate instructional materials and methods. Prerequisite: One of MATH 152, 155, or 158, and either EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403. Quantitative.

and one of

EDUC 412W - Designs for Learning: Secondary Language Arts (4)

Focuses on teaching secondary school language arts and addresses aspects of the theory and practice of language arts education. Students examine their own thinking about language arts education through critical reflection, work with the prescribed curriculum, and explore various ways to develop engaging learning experiences for young adults within a consistent framework using appropriate instructional materials and methods. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403. Writing.

EDUC 414 - Designs for Learning: Secondary Social Studies (4)

Focuses on teaching secondary school social studies and addresses aspects of the theory and practice of social studies education. Students examine their own thinking about social studies education through critical reflection, work with the prescribed curriculum, and explore various ways to develop engaging learning experiences for young adults within a consistent framework using appropriate instructional materials and methods. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403.

EDUC 416 - Designs for Learning: Secondary Science (4)

Focuses on teaching secondary school science. Students explore the sciences and aspects of learning science; examine their own scientific thinking; work with the prescribed curriculum; and plan science learning experiences within a consistent framework using appropriate instructional materials and methods. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403.

EDUC 428W - Nature and Nurture of Gifted Students (4)

Conceptions and misconceptions related to the nature and education of individuals with extraordinary abilities will be introduced. Implications for teaching and learning will be examined. The nature and feasibility of curriculum differentiation, flexible pacing, and other educational options for these students will be critiqued. Grading will be on a pass/fail basis. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/2 or EDUC 403. Students must successfully complete an SFU Criminal Records Check. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Lannie Kanevsky
Sa 9:30 AM – 3:20 PM
Sa 9:30 AM – 3:20 PM
Sa 9:30 AM – 3:20 PM
Sa 9:30 AM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3040, Surrey
SUR 3040, Surrey
SUR 3040, Surrey
SUR 3040, Surrey
EDUC 433 - Philosophical Issues in Curriculum (4)

Examines fundamental philosophical issues involved in designing, evaluating, or changing educational curricula. Such issues as the nature and justification of educational curriculum, the components of a rational curriculum, the nature of knowledge and its differentiation, curriculum integration and the education of the emotions. Also deals with such current issues as the place of behavioral objectives in education, the hidden curriculum and the sociology of knowledge. Prerequisite: 60 units including six units in EDUC courses or EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403.

EDUC 452 - Environmental Education (8)

Examines the educational problems entailed in developing human awareness and understanding of the environment. Explores environmental issues through a multi-disciplinary approach and relates historical and contemporary problems in human-environment interactions to school curricula from the elementary to the secondary level. Includes a laboratory component. Grading will be on a pass/fail basis. A $147.86 field activity fee will be levied in this course. Normally offered in summer session only. Prerequisite: EDUC 401W/402W or corequisite EDUC 403. Students may be required to successfully complete a Criminal Record Check. Students with credit for EDUC 454 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

EDUC 467 - Curriculum and Instruction in Teaching English as an Additional Language (4)

Designed for prospective and beginning teachers to learn more about theory, research, and practice in teaching English as an additional language (EAL) in today's multilingual classrooms. Exploring an integrated approach working with learners to develop language skills through designing and delivering curriculum, instruction and assessment. Prerequisite: 60 units plus one of the following: six units of EDUC course work; or completion of EDUC 401/402; or admission to the Certificate in Teaching ESL program, or co-requisite EDUC 403.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
EDUC 469 - Music Education as Thinking in Sound (4)

Understanding the language of music, both historical and contemporary, and use of electronic and acoustic instruments in the general music classroom. Prerequisite: 60 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Yaroslav Senyshyn
We 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
EDB 7610, Burnaby
EDUC 477 - Designs for Learning: Art (4)

Introduces students to the main ideas, skills, materials, resources, understandings and organizational concerns involved in teaching art in schools. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403.

EDUC 478 - Designs for Learning: Music (4)

Designed for in-service and pre-service teachers who would like to acquire the skills that will allow them to teach music competently and creatively. They will learn basic conducting techniques, design their own curriculums and have an opportunity to prepare and teach their own lesson plans. Previous musical experience is welcome, but not required. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403.

EDUC 480 - Designs for Learning: French as a Second Language (4)

Deals with a variety of approaches, teaching strategies and curricula, for teaching French as a second language in elementary and secondary schools. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403. Students with credit for EDUC 480W may not take this course for further credit.

EDUC 481 - Designs for Learning: French Immersion Programs and Francophone Schools (4)

Focuses on research and theories of language learning in bilingual programs and minority contexts, pedagogical approaches and curricula for teaching in French Immersion programs and Francophone elementary and secondary schools. Instruction given in French. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 (French Immersion) or corequisite EDUC 403. Students with credit for EDUC 481W may not take this course for further credit.

EDUC 482 - Designs for Learning: Information Technology (4)

Students will develop a critical understanding of information technologies in education and learn how to integrate these technologies into classroom settings. An emphasis is on teaching strategies and methods as they complement the guidelines set forth in the BC Information Technology Curriculum. Prerequisite: 60 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Paula MacDowell
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
DIS2 107, DP

and additional 300 or 400 division course(s) in education to complete the total of at least 15 units (excluding EDUC 475).