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Welcome to the MSU Science Teacher Education Site

This site provides access to teacher education research presentations and papers, teaching materials, and research materials related to secondary science teacher preparation at Michigan State University.

  • Conference presentations. Materials used for presentations at the AETS and NARST conferences in 2003 and 2004
  • Book prospectus. Prospectus for a book describing the development of teacher candidates through the final two years of their teacher preparation program, accompanied by a CD-ROM with relevant course materials and research materials.
  • Teaching Science for Motivation and Understanding (Anderson, 2003). This is a revised version of Learning to Teach Science for Understanding (see below), based in part on Year 1 findings from the research project.
  • Learning to Teach Science for Understanding. A paper written for teacher candidates describing key elements of teaching for understanding (Anderson, 2002).
  • Course teaching materials for 2001-3 cohort. Syllabi, assignments, and selected readings for four science teaching courses:
    • TE 401,(Fall 2001) first semester of the pre-intern year (senior year for candidates who start the program as undergraduates)
    • TE 402, (Spring 2002) second semester of the pre-intern year
    • TE 802, (Fall 2002) first semester of the intern year
    • TE 804, (Spring 2003) second semester of the intern year
  • Course teaching materials for 2003-5 cohort. Syllabi, assignments, and selected readings for four science teaching courses:
    • TE 401, (Fall 2003) first semester of the pre-intern year (senior year for candidates who start the program as undergraduates)
    Research materials. Instruments used for our research study, including our interview protocols and nature of science survey.
  • Program information. Information about the MSU secondary teacher preparation program, including courses, schedules, handbooks, etc.

 

This work was supported in part by grants from the Knowles Foundation and the United States Department of Education PT3 Program (Grant Number P342A000193, Yong Zhao, Principal Investigator). The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the position, policy, or endorsement of the supporting agencies.