MS Science Education


The MS in Science Education is a flexible program designed for secondary science teachers, and for science educators and specialists working in informal or outdoor education. The curriculum is designed to augment and broaden an educator's background in science education theory and practice, as well as to enhance scholarly teaching. All Science Education Master's students create and produce a culminating project which allows them to exhibit the knowledge and skills they learn from participating in this program.

Prospective students do not need a teaching credential to apply, but a teaching credential is required to teach secondary school science in California public schools. If you would like to earn a credential, you may be interested in our joint credential and MS program. Accepted science credential students have the option to take additional graduate coursework that counts towards a master's degree in science education. This is a very flexible program tailored to each individual student.

The MS program is 30 units in total. Students without a credential can complete the program in two years (full-time) or three years (part-time). Students who have already completed a credential can transfer between 9 and 12 units, and can therefore complete the program in two years, part-time.

If you have any questions, please email and your email will be directed to the Science Education Program's Graduate Coordinator.