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GSCI 4010   (0-3-0)   Science 4-8 Seminar
This required course is designed to help students prepare for the Examination for the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES). The course will focus on content and sample questions from state authorized preparation manuals distributed by the National Evaluation Systems, Inc. Information will also be gleaned from the state publication Proficiencies for Teachers in Learner-Centered Schools and other appropriate sources. Students must score a minimum of 85% on the TExES post-test in order to be authorized by the College of Education to take the TExES examination. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: Educator Preparation Program admission.

GSCI 4011   (0-3-0)   Science 7-12 Seminar
This required course is designed to help students prepare for the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES). The course will focus on content and sample questions from state authorized preparation manuals distributed by the National Evaluation Systems, Inc. Information will also be gleaned from the state publication Proficiencies for Teachers in Learner-Centered Schools and other appropriate sources. Students must score a minimum of 85% on the TExES post-test in order to be authorized by the College of Education to take the TExES examination. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: Educator Preparation Program admission.

GSCI 4320   (3-3-0)   Pedagogy of Science
This course will present basic concepts in the natural sciences which will provide a background for the student who plans to teach science in the elementary school. It will focus on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills of elementary school curricula. Observation in a local school is required. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: None.

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