Minor in Science Education

Starting in Fall 2013, the Science Education program will offer a minor in Science Education that will allow undergraduate students in the sciences to 1) explore their interests in both science and science education; and 2) make significant progress towards either the single subject credential or the multiple subject credential while still an undergraduate.  

The minor in Science Education can be undertaken in conjunction with any BA or BS program in which students are subject matter competent in biology, chemistry, physics/astronomy, meteorology/climate science or geology/earth sciences.

The science education minor is designed as a program of study that will allow students who are interested in becoming elementary and middle school teachers to enhance their science content background and assist them in preparation for the California Subject Examination Tests (CSETS).

 Minor – Science Education (proposed)

Course Requirements  

SCED 173*: Secondary School Science or EDEL 108B**: Curriculum Science

SCED 175: Classroom Experiences in Science Education (taken 2 semesters)

EDSC 173*: Psychological Foundations of Secondary Teacher Education or

          EDEL 102**: Psychological Foundations of Education             

EDTE 190: Health Education for the Classroom Teacher

EDSE 192A: Including and Supporting Students

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Total Units 14

 

*Students interested in teaching high school science should take SCED 173 and EDSC 173 (open to seniors and post-baccalaureate students only; department consent is required).

**Students interested in teaching elementary or middle school science should take EDEL 108B and EDEL 102 (open to seniors and post-baccalaureate students only; department consent is required).