Exploration of educational reforms, pedagogical, methods, and the sociopolitical issues that shape, schools. Collaborations with local schools deepen, knowledge of educational approaches. Activities,, readings, and assignments integrate theory with, practice. Field work in Portland Public Schools, advances understanding of the complexity and art, of teaching.

Students will explore the role of science and, scientific knowledge in a democratic society., Through readings, discussion, reflective writing,, and experiences in the field, students will:, identify factors that influence who chooses to, study science in school and/or pursue a career in, science and who does not, explore factors that, influence who succeeds in science majors and, careers, review a range of models for science, teaching designed to meet the needs of a diverse, population, and consider the role that an, understanding of science plays in the maintenance, of a democratic society.