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Master of Science in Science Education

Graduate Program Advisor

Al Colburn
Office: HSCI-216
Phone: (562) 985-5948

The M. S. in Science Education is designed primarily for credentialed K-12 teachers interested in deepening their understanding of science, education, and the teaching and learning of science. The program includes a blend of courses from the Science Education department, the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and the College of Education. The program introduces candidates to Science Education as a field of study, with its own journals, issues, and research areas. You can find graduate course descriptions on our departmental Course Descriptions page.

2013 Science Education graduate students

Option in Elementary and Middle School Science Education

The option in Elementary and Middle School Science Education is designed for teachers who are K-8 generalists. Although aimed at those with a Multiple Subject credential, the program may also be appropriate for Single Subject teachers interested in increasing the breadth of their scientific knowledge. Students completing this option will be prepared to assume positions of greater science leadership at their schools or districts, or go on to further graduate study in Science Education.

Option in Secondary Science Education

The option in Secondary Science Education is designed for teachers who are 7-12 science discipline specialists.

Option in Informal Science Education

The option in Informal Science Education is designed for museum, aquaria, outdoor, and environmental educators who want to further their educational studies with a focus on learning and teaching science in non-classroom settings. Learn more about the informal science education option.