Requirements

Degree Requirements (48 units)

Education Core Courses (8 units)

  1. EDUC 605. Foundations of Education (4)
  2. EDUC 607. Introduction to Educational Research (4)

Science Education Core Courses (20 units)

  1. EDSC 623. The Science Curriculum (4)
  2. EDSC 634. Research in Science Education (4)
  3. EDSC 643. Assessment in the Science Classroom (4)
  4. EDSC 644. Inquiry Teaching and Learning in the Science Classroom (4)
  5. EDSC 647. Advanced Topics in Teaching Science (4)

Natural Science Core Course (4 units)

  1. NSCI 604. The Nature and History of Science (4)

Culminating Experience (4 units)

Students must complete one of the following options

Thesis/Project Option

  1. EDSC 699. Master's Degree Thesis/Project in Science Education (4)

Comprehensive Examination Option

  1. EDSC 999. Comprehensive Examination (0)
  2. Four additional units of science courses approved by the student's program advisor.

Electives (12 units)

  • NOTE: Student must have the appropriate prerequisites for the course.
  • ASTR 311. A Cosmic Perspective of Earth (5)
  • BIOL 301. Biology in the Classroom (4)
  • BIOL 305. Biology of Dinosauria (4)
  • GEOG 350. Conservation and Natural Resources (4)
  • GEOL 309. Earth: The Blue Planet (5)
  • NSCI 300. Science and Technology (4)
  • NSCI 310. The Environment and Human Survival (4)
  • NSCI 314. Life in the Cosmos (4)
  • NSCI 360. Legacy of Life (4)
  • PHYS 303. Astronomy for Educators (3)

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