Science Education Course Requirements

All students in the Master of Arts in Science Education will complete 30 units of core courses. The following curriculum is based on the 2012-2013 Academic Catalog.

Semester I (6 units)
Contemporary Issues, Leadership

All students in the Master of Arts in Science Education will complete 30 units of core courses. The following curriculum is based on the 2014-2015 Academic Catalog.

Core Requirements (12 units)

EDU501 Ldrship, Wrldviews & Cont Issues
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Students will evaluate a range of contemporary issues related to education from different leadership and worldview perspectives and develop a worldview and leadership philosophy. Students are equipped with a foundational understanding of worldviews and leadership so as to be informed catalysts for change in education environments. (3 units)

EDU501-A
Parker, Jonathan K
09/06/2016 T 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM BUS ONLN
EDU501-B
Parker, Jonathan K
09/06/2016 TR 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM BUS ONLN
EDU501-C
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 - BUS
EDU501-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 TR 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM BUS
EDU501-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 TR 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM BUS

EDU522 Curriculum Theory & Development
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This course is an overview of curriculum from the societal level to the classroom level and the experiences of the learner. Provides opportunity to explore development of the school curricula, K-12; to examine philosophical bases for curriculum development; and to investigate procedures for organizing the curriculum for effective learning. (3 units)

EDU522-D
Heyman, James R.
09/06/2016 - BUS
EDU522-B
Parker, Jonathan K
09/06/2016 TR 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM BUS B222
EDU522-A
Parker, Jonathan K
09/06/2016 T 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM BUS B220
EDU522-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 T 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM BUS
EDU522-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 TR 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM BUS

EDU525 Survey of Educational Research
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An introduction to research methods in education. Provides opportunity to develop skill in interpreting research literature; to become acquainted with sources of research literature; to develop an understanding of the methodology of educational research; and to become a critical reader of research reports. An emphasis on the teacher as researcher will provide a basis for assignments. (3 units)

EDU525-B
Heyman, James R.
09/06/2016 - BUS
EDU525-A
Studer, Susan R.
09/06/2016 TR 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM BUS B259
EDU525-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 TR 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM BUS
EDU525-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 W 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM BUS ONLN

EDU542L Models of Teaching Lab
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Students will connect the content from the core lecture course with practice at the district, school or classroom level through a problem-based learning experience. Pre- or Co-requisite: EDU 542 and Declared Teaching and Learning Specialization. (1 unit)

Specialization Requirements (18 units)

BIO505 Ornithology:Birds Flight & Flock
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This course will introduce the student to the basic study of birds, including such topics as diversity, avian form and function, basic behavior and communication, environmental impact and dynamics, avian life histories, and population conservation. Students will increase their understanding and appreciation for bird design and adaptation and the role birds play in our world. Prerequisite: nine units of college level science. (3 units)

BIO510 Insects & Their Impact in CA
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An introduction to insect classification, biology, and morphology. This course provides the necessary background for advanced courses in entomology and structural pest control. Laboratory work consists of learning major anatomical structure of insects, and training in insect identification and collection. Prerequisite: nine units of college level science. (3 units)

BIO515 Environments & Conservation Biol
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Conservation biology is the science of preserving biodiversity and sustaining the earth. This is an interdisciplinary, introductory course that examines the human impact on biodiversity and the earth. The course synthesizes the fields of ecology, evolution, genetics, philosophy, economics, sociology, and political science, with emphasis on the development of strategies for preserving populations, species, biological communities, and entire ecosystems. Prerequisite: nine units of college level science. (3 units)

SCI505 Current Topics in Marine Science
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This course is designed to expose graduate students to contemporary developments and discoveries in marine science. The course will review six major sub-disciplines of marine science including: physical oceanography, marine geology, ocean engineering, biological oceanography, meteorological oceanography, and chemical oceanography. The course will also cover contemporary topics related to the sub-disciplines indicated above. Students will conduct research, present findings, and prepare lesson plans on an approved topic. Prerequisite: nine units of college level science. (3 units)

SCI510 Forensic Science in the Classrm
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An integrated study of advanced science concepts as they apply to the area of forensic science with special attention to the study of forensic science in the K-12 classroom setting. Additional lab fee. Prerequisite: nine units of college level science. (3 units)

SCI520 Planetary Science
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An integrated investigation of Planetary Science, incorporating advanced science concepts from a variety of disciplines. Special attention will be given to the integration of Planetary Science into K-12 science subjects. This course requires field experiences which may incur additional costs. Prerequisite: nine units of college level science. (3 units)

Final Requirement

EDU594 Comprehensive Exam
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Registration in EDU 594 is required for students wishing to take a comprehensive exam to complete degree requirements for a Master of Education degree. Prerequisite: Program Advisor Permission. Pass/Fail. (0 units)

EDU594-A
Studer, Susan R.
09/06/2016 Sa 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 209
EDU594-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 Sa 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM BUS