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Master of Science in Science Education - Option in Elementary and Middle School Science Education

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 (30 units) includes successful completion of:

1. Take 6 units from the following:

  • EDP 519, EDP 520, EDP 595, EDP 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)
    Prerequisite: Admission to M.S. in Science Education program.
  • SCED 551 Science Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Models (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to M.S. in Science Education program and SCED 550 or prior consent of instructor.
  • SCED 552 Nature of Science (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to M.S. in Science Education program and SCED 550.
  • SCED 697 Directed Research (1-3)
    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and admission to M.S. in Science Education program.

3. Take all the following science courses:

  • SCED 500 Life Science Applications for K-8 Teachers (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to M.S. in Science Education program; BIOL 200.
  • SCED 501 Earth Sciences Applications for K-8 Teachers (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to the M.S. in Science Education program and GEOL 102+GEOL 104 or GEOL 106.
  • SCED 502 Physical Science Applications for K-8 Teachers (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to M.S. in Science Education program; PHSC 112.

4. Take the following course:

  • SCED 698 Thesis (1-3)
    Prerequisites: Advancement to Candidacy for the M.S. in Science Education, 18 units of coursework required for M.S. Science Education completed, and consent of the chair of the thesis committee.

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