Courses

Below is a list of our Courses that are offered through the Science Education Program. 


SCI 110: Global Themes of Science

The themes of energy, evolution, and systems & interactions will be used to examine conceptual connections between biological, earth and physical sciences. Emphasis will be given to strategies best suited to teach these unifying global themes of science.

Prerequisite: BIOL 21, CHEM 35, and GEOL 103.

Number of Units: 3


SCED 174: Training to Teach

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This is a service learning course in which student will investigate how people learn and how to teach as they are immersed in teaching roles in the San José community that will involve them acting as: Instructors leading small groups in science after school activities, facilitators assisting teaching with student centered activities and tutors providing personalized assistance.

Pre/Corequisite: CHEM 1A, CHEM 30A, Math 19

Semesters Offered: Fall 

Number of Units: 3


SCED 175: Classroom Experience in Science Teaching

Investigations of teaching career choices based on classroom experiences. Fulfills pre-professional experience requirement for K-12 science teaching. Repeatable for credit with instructor consent.

Pre/Corequisite: Upper division standing.

Number of Units: Credit/No Credit


SCED 184Y/184Z: Student Teaching II/III - Classroom Teaching

Minimum 80-120 class hours of classroom, lab or field teaching in appropriate single subject, grades K-12 and related teaching activities/seminar.

Prerequisite: SCED 173 (Science Credential Candidates must complete SCED 173 with a grade of "B" or better, "B-" not accepted) and joint approval of the Science Education Program and the Secondary Education Department.

Number of Units: 8


SCED 205: Methods of Research

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Introduction to techniques and procedures of scientific research. Each student required to prepare and defend a working outline of a master's thesis or project in his or her area of concentration.

Misc/Lab: Lecture/seminar 3 hours.

Notes: Introductory course in statistics or equivalent recommended.

Number of Units: 3


SCED 220: Theories and Practices in Science Education

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Analysis of current trends in science curriculum and instruction. Orientation for the philosophy and scope of the program. Emphasis on development of a theory of instruction and curriculum in science with implications for practice. 

Misc/Lab: Lecture/seminar 3 hours.

Notes: Teaching experience preferred. Must be taken during first year in program.

Number of Units: 3


SCED 255: Advanced Natural Science

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Selected topics in natural science or science education.

Number of Units: 1-3


SCED 273: Secondary School Science

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Theory and practice, instructional techniques, and materials for science in secondary schools.

Pre/Corequisites: EDSC 172A, EDSC 173, EDSC 184X and secondary science education advisor approval.

Class Day and Time: Tuesdays, 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Semesters Offered: Fall and Spring

Number of Units: 3
 
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SCED 285: Seminar

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Provides a format for the presentation and discussion of original work by faculty, guest investigators and graduate students.

Number of Units: 2


SCED 297: Science Education Research

Research in science education under the supervision of a faculty member associated with the science education program.

Grading: Credit/No Credit

Number of Units: 1-6


SCED 298: Research

Project development for Plan B MA Natural Science students, to be carried out under direct supervision of a faculty member and committee. Seminar presentation required upon final completion of project.

Grading: Credit/No Credit

Number of Units: 1-6


SCED 375: Colloquium in Science Education

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Resources and innovations for science curriculum development and instruction. An interface with people and facilities which can enhance Bay Area science instruction.

Corequisite: SCED 184Y or SCED 184Z. 

Notes: Also open to experienced teachers.

Grading: Credit/No Credit

Class Day and Time: Wednesdays 5-6:40PM

Semesters Offered: Fall and Spring

Number of Units: 2