Program of Study
The School of Education offers a Science Education Certificate Program within the M.A. area of Science, Mathematics, and Educational Technology for Diverse Populations.
The goals and objectives of the certificate are to prepare educators who are equipped with a repertoire of knowledge, skills, and dispositions in Science Education and who demonstrate leadership in science instruction pedagogy by understanding and applying the California science education standards.
It is intended to serve regularly enrolled, graduate candidate students who wish to add an additional certificate to the Master’s degree, as well as those students who would like to advance their knowledge in science teaching without necessarily taking the sequence of all the courses for the master’s degree.
In order to qualify for the certificate, the candidate must:
- Obtain a minimum passing grade of B- in each of the required science courses and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all coursework.
- Complete an Action Research Project as a field experience in an educational setting. The Action Research will be completed as part of the EDST 610 class requirement.