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Science Education

Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Science Education

Option in Elementary Science Education (code SCEDMS01)

This option is designed for teachers who are K-8 generalists. It may also be appropriate for Single Subject teachers interested in increasing the breadth of their scientific knowledge.

Program of Study

The Program of Study includes successful completion of:

  • 1. Take 6 units from the following:
    • EDP 519, 520, 595, 596 or other courses chosen in consultation with advisor;
  • 2. Take all the following Science Education core courses:
    • SCED 550 Current Issues and Research in Science Education (3)
    • SCED 551 Science Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Models (3)
    • SCED 552 Nature of Science (3)
    • SCED 697 Directed Research (1-3)
  • 3. Take all the following science courses:
    • SCED 500 Life Science Applications for K-8 Teachers (3)
    • SCED 501 Earth Sciences Applications for K-8 Teachers (3)
    • SCED 502 Physical Science Applications for K-8 Teachers (3)
  • 4. Take the following course:
    • SCED 698 Thesis (1-3)