The Master of Arts in Teaching Science graduate program is designed for anyone interested in the teaching of Science. The program provides the opportunity for teachers to gain the knowledge and skills to make informed decisions necessary for the development, implementation and assessment of meaningful science programs in their respective schools.

These efforts will help ensure that science teachers are effective teachers and are prepared according to the National Science Teachers Association Standards for Science Teacher Preparation.

The Master of Arts in Teaching Science graduate degree program is designed to promote science learning for teachers through the use of both innovative teaching methods in the classroom, laboratory and field, and authentic assessment strategies.

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING SCIENCE (MAT SCI)

COURSE NUMBER                 DESCRIPTIVE TITLE                                UNITS

PRE – REQUISITE:       Any Course Major/Minor in Science

BASIC COURSE: (9 units)

          Research 201        Methods of Research                                            3

          Statistics 202       Statistics and Measurement                                 3

          Philosophy 203    Philosophy of Education                                       3

MAJOR SUBJECTS IN GENERAL EDUCATIONS        (15 units)

          MAT Sci m  204    Earth Science and Ecology                                   3

MAT Sci m  205    Biology and Genetics                                            3

          MAT Sci m  206    Chemistry                                                            3

          MAT Sci m  207    Physics                                                                3

          MAT Sci m  208    Classroom Intervention and Special

 Education Strategies                                           3

          MAT Sci m  209    Seminar in Science Teaching                               3

          MAT Sci m  210    Practicum in Science Education                           3

COGNATE SUBJECTS (6 units)

          MAT Sci c    211    Alternative Learning System                                 3

          MAT Sci c    213    Environmental Issues and Concerns                    3

          ICT              214    Information and Communications Technology     3

SEMINAR IN THESIS WRITING                                                                3

THESIS                                                                                                      6

SUMMARY

          Basic Courses                          9 units

          Major Subjects                         15 units

          Cognate Subjects                     6 units

          Seminar in Thesis Writing       3 units

          Thesis                                      6 units

                   TOTAL                            39 UNITS

 

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