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Master of Science in Science Education - Option in Secondary Science Education

This option is aimed at teachers with a Single Subject credential in Science. Graduate students complete 9 units of graduate work in a Science discipline.

Program of Study

The Program of Study (30 units) includes successful completion of:

1. 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 560 Science Education Research Methods (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to the M.S. in Science Education Program.
  • SCED 697 Directed Research (1-3)
    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and admission to M.S. in Science Education program.

2. Take 9 units of graduate level science

  • (chosen in consultation with advisor)

3. 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.

4. Take 3 elective units (chosen in consultation with advisor).


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