Bethel University Adjunct Faculty, Earth / Space Science in St. Paul, Minnesota
Teach NAS102D: Science Concepts: Earth / Space Science (2 sections, 2-credit course), a required course for students majoring in elementary education. Study of fundamental concepts and processes of earth/space science. Emphasis on the means by which science knowledge is produced through inquiry-based activities, which are an important, active-learning component in elementary school education. This is a half-semester, lab-based course.
Have students experience the following concepts: Layers of the earth; plate tectonics; earthquakes; chemical makeup of minerals; plutons and volcanoes; weathering processes; types of rocks and rock identification; solar system; moon phases; celestial spheres and galaxies; eclipses, stars, black holes and constellations; and asteroids, comets, and meteoroids.
Effective teaching and pedagogy practices. Knowledge of 2019 MN State Science Standards preferred. Experience with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) preferred. Knowledge of A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas, preferred.
Certification and K – 12 teaching experience preferred.
Minimum of a Master’s degree in Geology, Earth-Space Science or related field.
Compensation: Set adjunct status
Position open: Fall 2021
College of Arts & Sciences
3900 Bethel Drive
St. Paul, MN 55112
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