This option is aimed at educators currently working in non-classroom settings such as museums, zoos, and nature centers, as well as those charged with fostering the public understanding of science.
The Program of Study (33 units) includes the successful completion of:
1. Take all the following Science Education core courses:
2. Take 6 units of science courses from the following:
3. Take 3 units research methodology from the following:
4. Take 3 units non-profit management or other practitioner-related course from the following:
5. Take 3 units elective, chosen in consultation with advisor
6. Take the following course:
1. A student must be designated as a Classified Student in good standing prior to advancing to candidacy.
2. A student must satisfy the general requirements of the University, including fulfilling the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirements (GWAR).
3. The student's M.S. program must be approved by a faculty graduate advisor, the department graduate advisor, the department chair, and the Associate Dean in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics or designee.
4. Advancement to candidacy may take place upon satisfactory completion of six units in the M.S. program. A student must have been advanced to candidacy before initiating formal thesis research necessary to complete the M.S. degree.