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Science Teacher Preparation and Development in the Heart of Silicon Valley


The Science Education Program at San José State University is well positioned to meet the increasing demand for well-qualified and prepared science teachers in our community. Our program focuses on three aspects of science teacher education: recruitment and undergraduate experiences, pre-service training and preparation at the credential level, and professional development for in-service science educators. Our network of partners within SJSU and with school districts in the greater San José area ensures that our students receive essential hands-on training to fully prepare themselves for careers as science educators.




CSU STEM-NET is having a Live Webcast on "CSU NSF IUSE Program Exemplars" at which our own Dr. Resa Kelly, Director of Science Education and Professor of Chemistry, will be speaking!

Please follow the link for more information (link)

(Updated January 22, 2021)

We Are Hiring!


The Science Education Program and the Department of Computer Science invite applications for an assistant professor, tenure-track position in any field of computer science education that complements an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the Science Education Program who are active in chemistry education research, physics education research, and the learning sciences. For a complete job description and steps on how to apply, please visit the SJSU University Personnel webpage. 


Want to learn more about earning a master's in
Science Education?

On Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 4:30 - 5:15pm, we will host an online video informational session via Zoom. Please RSVP here if you are interested in attending, and/or would like to be emailed materials from the event. Our application deadline for a Fall 2021 start is April 1, 2021.


Congratulations! to: Professor Ellen Metzger who has been invited to work on an initiative of the CSU Chancellor's Office - Academic and Student Affairs. Dr. Metzger will be assisting with the development of a report on the effects of the current Covid-19 pandemic to environmental literacy and sustainability efforts across the state of California. 



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Congratulations! to: PI Cassandra Paul and Co PIs Tammie Visintainer, Resa Kelly, Katherine Wilkinson, and Marcos Pizarro who were just awarded an NSF DUE AWARD #1953760 in the amount of $1,699,833 over the next 5 years for the grant: "Transforming Undergraduate Teaching and Learning Through Culturally Sustaining, Active, and Asset-Based Approaches to Introductory Science Courses."

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Credential Program Updates and Reminders:


Please direct all inquiries to the Chair of TED, Dr. Patricia Swanson (patricia.swanson@sjsu.edu). (Updated May 18, 2020) 

Reminders: Credential Requirements

Whether you are just entering the program or planning to complete, now is a perfect time to meet credential requirements.

Testing centers reopen. Testing centers are starting to reopen where local guidance permits. If you have outstanding testing to complete, we recommend that you sign up as soon as possible. For more information, visit the examination webpage for California Educator Credentialing Assessments.

Educational Technology requirement. Please remember that to complete the program you must meet the level 1 tech requirement. Follow this link to enroll for the free certification class (NOTE: do not enter SJSU when it asks for your institution, or you will be charged for the class as an employee instead of enrolling for free as a student). (link)

U.S. Constitution requirement. For students still needing to fulfill the U.S. Constitution requirement, here's an online exam that they could take. It is offered through Notre Dame de Namur University. (link)

CPR requirement. The credential office is now accepting fully online CPR courses due to COVID-19. We are recommending this course as it covers Infant, Child and Adult CPR and it meets the American Heart Association guidelines: (link) (NOTE: because this certification is only good for one year and it is an exit requirement, we recommend that you wait until mid-way through the program or later to meet the requirement).


For program completers

CalTPA update: The Governor's office still has not issued any executive orders about the TPA requirement. Updates will be given as information is received.


How to apply for a Preliminary Credential or Variable Term Waiver (VTW). For those of you planning to finish the program this spring, the Credentials Office will be hosting orientation meeting via Zoom:

Multiple/Single Subject Preliminary Credential orientation - Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 3:00pm (link)

Multiple/Single Subject VTW Orientation - Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 3:00pm (link)


Single Subject Credential Program Admissions Requirements (link) (Updated August 6, 2020)


Introducing our newly credentialed teacher:
Laura Shigemoto

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