EDU 486

Teaching Math and Science In Urban Grades 1-3

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 23, 2008 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course will focus on strategies to excite and extend math and science experiences for primary age children. Students will review developmentally appropriate mathematics and science pedagogy and connect development to the practices used to design appropriate programs for primary age children in urban early childhood settings. Students will consider the appropriate practices for a program serving primary age children in a diverse urban community. Field experience hours in urban primary grades classrooms are part of the course requirements.

Special information

Note: Admission to Urban Teacher Program or Department approval required to register. Clinical field experience hours are part of the course requirements.

Learning outcomes


  • Plan, design and implement developmentally appropriate and culturally relevant math and science concepts and experiences for primary age children.
  • Apply informal and formal assessment and evaluation strategies to plan and differentiate curriculum and teaching practices for urban primary grades children with diverse knowledge bases, skills, and needs.
  • Design and maintain a positive learning environment conducive to promoting positive achievement outcomes in mathematics and science for primary age children.
  • Develop conceptual understanding of foundational math and science concepts and procedures.