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2017-2018 Traditional Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Traditional Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Science-Life and Environmental Emphasis

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This minor is especially designed for students majoring in Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence Education who have an interest in and an aptitude for the natural sciences. It provides a broad background in the sciences, without the depth of focus required of a minor in one specific discipline.

Students who have successfully completed the appropriate professional sequence in Education and a minor in Science—Life and Environmental Emphasis from Lakeland University should be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the disciplines they teach.
  • Create learning experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful for students (Knowledge) – including the ability to demonstrate understanding sufficient to teach science to students (ages 10-21) in the following areas:
    • Science classroom safety standards, practices, and procedures.
    • The interconnectedness of science, science connections.
    • Science as inquiry.
    • Physical science including physics and chemistry.
    • Life science including biology and environmental science.
    • Earth and space science.
    • Science and technology.
    • Science in personal and social perspectives.
    • History and nature of science.

Professors: Brian Frink and Gregory R. Smith
Associate Professor: Paul C. Pickhardt
Assistant Professors: Amelia Fitzsimmons, Jered McGivern, and Andrew Karls


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