What is Teaching Science and Mathematics Major?

Science and Mathematics are the bedrock of intellection for any student. Giving the practical consideration to these two subjects contributes to the development of the mental skills of learners in basic education. This specialty includes two curricula: science (chemistry, physics and biology) and mathematics (Algebra and Geometry), which are taught by adopting a holistic and integrative approach in teaching Cycle 1 and Cycle 2 students, with the employment of different means for teaching science and mathematics and promote students’ scientific and mathematical skills through scientific and discovery methods of learning.

Expected outcomes

Students in this concentration acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and trends a teacher of science and mathematics must have.

By the end of their studies, graduates shall be able to:

  • Master scientific facts and concepts included in science and mathematics, and follow up with new trends in both curricula.
  • Invest the different aspects and levels of educational objectives to teach science and mathematics to the desired educational stage they wish to teach.
  • Objectively analyze and implement lesson plans for science and mathematics.
  • Plan for the educational unit and educational class, taking into consideration all necessary elements (activities and educational means) in accordance with the objectives of the subject.
  • Design educational activities in science in order to contribute to the basic and integrated science processes in students.
  • Use learning strategies in different aspects (collaborative and participatory learning – problem solving – problem resolving – inquiry and discovery based learning – project-based learning – lab-based learning).
  • Differentiate between the knowledge of science (Biology – Physics – Chemistry) and the knowledge of mathematics (Algebra – Geometry), discover the characteristics of each and learn how to implement these as an educational-learning unit.
  • Define all aspects of correlation and integration between the contents of science and mathematics lessons and other subjects to benefit from them in teaching science and mathematics.
  • Use different evaluation tools to detect the extent of understanding and comprehension of the learner for the purpose of providing feedback.
  • Detect conceptual errors in students, and suggest strategies to alter or correct them.
  • Interpret students’ test results, and suggest suitable solutions for weaknesses in learning science and mathematics.
  • Own scientific thinking skills in problem solving, in addition to logical and creative thinking skills.

Fields of work

Teaching Science and Mathematics concentration qualifies graduates to teach science and mathematics in both public and private schools for Cycle 1 and Cycle 2 classes of basic education.

Major Requirements

The program was designed in accordance with a comprehensive academic plan based on both theoretical and practical levels. It includes courses of 97 credits distributed over 6 semesters (fall and spring) in each academic year. These are:

University Requirements

12 Credits

Core Courses

42 Credits

Concentration Courses

31 Credits

General Elective Courses

6 Credits

Specific Elective Courses

6 Credits

Total Number of Credits

97 Credits

 

Study program and Credits

University Requirements (12 Credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Prerequisite

Credit Hours

ENGL 201

English Communication Skills I

 

3 credits

ENGL 202

English Communication Skills II

ENGL 201

3 credits

ARAB 201

Arabic Communication Skills I

 

3 credits

ARAB 202

Arabic Communication Skills II

ARAB 201

3 credits

 

Core Courses (42 Credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Prerequisite

Credit Hours

EDUC 210

Psychology of Development

 

3 credits

EDUC 211

Health Education

 

3 credits

EDUC 212

Theories of Learning

 

3 credits

EDUC 310

Introduction to Educational Sociology

 

3 credits

EDUC 311

Action Research

 

3 credits

EDUC 312

Instructional Procedures

EDUC212 EDUC315

3 credits

EDUC 313

Learning Difficulties

 

3 credits

EDUC 314

Citizenship Education

 

3 credits

EDUC 315

Measurement and Classroom evaluation

EDUC212

3 credits

EDUC 316

Educational Technology I

 

3 credits

EDUC 317

Statistics in Education

EDUC311

3 credits

EDUC 416

Educational Technology II

EDUC316

3 credits

EDUC 490

Practicum I

 

3 credits

EDUC 491

Practicum II

EDUC 490 

3 credits

 

Concentration Courses (31 Credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Prerequisite

Credit Hours

EDMS 318

Mathematics I

 

3 credits

EDMS 418

Mathematics II

EDMS 318

3 credits

EDMS 420

Mathematics III

EDMS 418

3 credits

EDMS 319

Science I

Chemistry

 

3 credits

EDMS 419

Science II

Physics

 

3 credits

EDMS 421

Science III

Biology

 

3 credits

EDMS 422

Methods of Teaching Mathematics I

EDMS 318

EDMS 418

3 credits

EDMS 423

Methods of Teaching Mathematics II

EDMS 422

3 credits

EDMS 424

Methods of Teaching Science I

EDMS 319

EDMS 419

3 credits

EDMS 425

Methods of Teaching Science II

EDMS 424

3 credits

EDMS 491

Project

70 credits

EDUC 311

EDUC 317

EDUC 490

1 credit

Registration Requirements

  • Obtaining official Lebanese BACC II degree or any equivalent document.
  • Conducting a placement test in Arabic Language and one of two foreign languages (English or French).
  • Passing an entrance exam in science (Chemistry – Physics – Biology) and an exam in mathematics.
  • Passing the academic orientation stage that determines the suitability of a student’s abilities and qualifications in accordance with the field of study.