Standards for Pre-Service Science Teachers
1. INTRODUCTION - SCIENCE STANDARDS
Welcome to the Standards for Pre-Service Science Teachers.
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Below is a summary of all the standards within the Science content area.
SCIENCE DOMAINS AND STANDARDS
DOMAIN 1. CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT [D1]
Standard 1: Create and maintain an appropriate learning environment for the processes of both teaching and learning.
Standard 2: Create a safe and disciplined learning environment where mutual, respect and esteem prevail.
Standard 3: Provide various and equal learning opportunities that facilitate interaction in the classroom.
Standard 4: Establish effective verbal and nonverbal communication.
DOMAIN 2. CONTENT [D2]
Standard 1: Master the structure of scientific content and understand its nature.
Standard 2:Understand the reciprocal relationships between science, technology and society.
Standard 3: Develop an understanding and an appreciation of the nature of scientific inquiry and of scientific investigation skills.
Standard 4: Be aware of the connections between science and other disciplines.
Standard 5: Recognize the relationship between the history and the philosophy of science and its impact on the development of human thought/civilization and the progress of societies.
Standard 6: Link scientific concepts to contemporary historical, technological and social issues.
Standard 7:Be knowledgeable about the methods for insuring safety and security in science labs as well as work to improve them.
DOMAIN 3. TEACHING [D3]
Standard 1: Master the skills of planning and designing instructional situations according to learners' needs.
Standard 2: Use teaching strategies involving effective and various inquiry and laboratory activities to facilitate learning.
Standard 3: Master the use of educational technology to maximize learning.
Standard 4: Master the use of various feedback methods in order to measure the progress achieved by learners and the effectiveness of teaching performance.
DOMAIN 4. EVALUATION/ASSESSMENT [D4]
Standard 1:Use strategies for authentic, continuous formal and informal evaluation/assessment.
Standard 2:Maintain fair practices in evaluation/assessment by designing varied and suitable tools that meet the requirements of technical and statistical quality.
Standard 3:Make use of the evaluation/assessment results in making decisions that would improve the processes of teaching and learning.
Standard 4:Use different educational technologies to facilitate and improve the evaluation/assessment process.
DOMAIN 5. PROFESSIONALISM [D5]
Standard 1: Develop his/her ability for continuous self-learning to improve professional performance.
Standard 2: Promote cooperative relations with colleagues, parents, and the local community to support teaching and learning processes.
Standard 3: Build community participation and disseminate scientific culture.