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EDUC 355. Science Methods for Elementary Teachers. 3 Credits.

A course designed to prepare prospective elementary teachers for effective teaching of science in elementary schools. Methods and materials are introduced and opportunities for practice and evaluation are available. Topics include critical thinking and questioning techniques, designing effective lesson plans and units.
Typically Offered: Fall, Summer.

Biology Minor

...Title Credits Required General Education Courses CHEM 116...347 Aquatic Entomology BIOL 355 Mammalogy BIOL 367...

Technology Education

Department Chair: Dr. K. Peder Gjovik, peder.gjovik@vcsu.edu , (701) 845-7448 Faculty Contact: Dr. K. Peder Gjovik, peder.gjovik@vcsu.edu , (701) 845-7448 Department Office: 156 McCarthy Hall, (701) 845-7444 Schedule a Visit: http://visit.vcsu.edu/ , (701) 845-7101 or (800) 532-8641, ext. 7101 Major Technology Education stresses design, critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities. Also provided is career awareness and information about a wide variety of careers to help students prosper in an information and technology rich society. VCSU is a recognized leader in the nation for preparing technologically literate technology education teachers. The Technology Education program supports the STEM fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. This program stresses important skills and knowledge of content, tools and processes that will allow you to help young students prepare for their future careers.   ACCREDITATIONS National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) GET INVOLVED IN YOUR MAJOR Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) Student North Dakota United (SNDU) Teacher Education Requirements Students are typically admitted into Teacher Education during their sophomore year or beginning of their junior year of college. This program requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher and successful completion of the Praxis I test. Additional criteria for Admission to Teacher Education can be found at the following website: www.vcsu.edu/teacher_ed. “ I was doing a practicum day in a middle school in inner city Wichita and the teachers were blown away with what I am  learning in this program. Being in that school reaffirmed the reasons I decided to teach. I know I have something to give to these kids and can't wait to make a difference. They were ready to find me a job in the district; I believe I will be doing my student teaching there with them. If it was not for Valley City State, I would not even be able to have this chance.  Thank you.” — Brandon Watkins ’09

Elementary Education

Department Chair: Dr. Sheri Okland, sheri.l.okland@vcsu.edu , (701) 845-7184 Faculty Contact: Dr. Sheri Okland, sheri.l.okland@vcsu.edu , (701) 845-7184 Department Office: 326 McFarland Hall, (701) 845-7196 Schedule a Visit: http://visit.vcsu.edu/ , (701) 845-7101 or (800) 532-8641, ext. 7101

Biology

...VCSU prepares you by educating you with hands...347 Aquatic Entomology BIOL 355 Mammalogy BIOL 367...

Fisheries and Wildlife Science

...and fundraisers. Prairie Waters Education and Research Center...343 Ornithology 4 BIOL 355 Mammalogy 4 BIOL...

Biology Education

Department Chair: Dr. Andre DeLorme, andre.delorme@vcsu.edu , (701) 845-7573 Faculty Contact: Dr. Andre DeLorme, andre.delorme@vcsu.edu , (701) 845-7573 Department Office: 203 Rhoades Science Center, (701) 845-7452 Schedule a Visit: http://visit.vcsu.edu/ , (701) 845-7101 or (800) 532-8641, ext. 7101 Major The Biology Education major is designed to prepare you for teaching in junior and senior high schools. A Bachelor of Science in Education with a Biology major plus 12 semester hours in each of the other sciences (chemistry, earth science, and/or physics) will qualify you to teach those secondary science courses.

Health Science

...is flexibility of pursuing education beyond the undergraduate...BIOL 315 Genetics BIOL 355 Mammalogy BIOL 440...