Science Education Course Requirements

All students in the Master of Arts in Science Education will complete 30 units of core courses.

Competency 

EDU509 Educational Psychology
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This course will equip candidates to appraise the relationship between the theories and practices of human development and teaching/learning methods. Specifically, candidates will examine the manner in which world view perspectives of developmental forces impact classroom policies and procedures. The role of assessment in determining student needs and designing appropriate pedagogical strategies will also be emphasized. This course will solidify understanding of the strengths-based approach to making the pedagogical decisions required in the TPA process. Four (4) hours of fieldwork is required. Prerequisite: Education Committee Acceptance. 3 units; Fall/Spring/Summer

EDU509-C
Jones, Jason C.
05/08/2017 W 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center ONLN
EDU509-A
Walters, Keith A
05/08/2017 T 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center ONLN
EDU509-B
Williams, Heather J.
05/08/2017 Th 5:00 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center ONLN
EDU509-D
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 Th 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center ONLN
EDU509-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 T 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center ONLN
EDU509-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 T 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center ONLN
EDU509-C
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center ONLN
EDU509-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 T 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM TBA ONLN
EDU509-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 T 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM TBA ONLN

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
Roe, Michael
05/08/2017 T 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center ONLN
EDU501-B
Roe, Michael
05/08/2017 T 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center ONLN
EDU501-B
Parker, Jonathan K
09/05/2017 Th 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center ONLN
EDU501-A
Parker, Jonathan K
09/05/2017 T 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center ONLN
EDU501-C
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 - Other Non-Site Locations
EDU501-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM TBA
EDU501-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 T 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM TBA

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-A
Walters, Keith A
05/08/2017 T 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center ONLN
EDU522-C
Heyman, James R.
09/05/2017 - Online
EDU522-A
Parker, Jonathan K
09/05/2017 T 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center B251
EDU522-B
Parker, Jonathan K
09/05/2017 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center B251
EDU522-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 T 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM TBA
EDU522-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 Th 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM TBA

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-A
Studer, Susan R.
05/08/2017 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center ONLN
EDU525-B
Studer, Susan R.
05/08/2017 Th 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center ONLN
EDU525-B
Heyman, James R.
09/05/2017 - Online
EDU525-A
Studer, Susan R.
09/05/2017 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center B110
EDU525-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 T 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM TBA ONLN
EDU525-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM TBA

EDU542 Models of Teaching & Learning
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Students explore varied strategies of instruction from four families of teaching models: behavioral, social, personal, and information processing. Students will identify and study sixteen unique models of teaching, which provide the student with a wide repertoire of teaching models for classroom practice. Students examine relationships among theories of learning and instruction as well as various instructional alternatives. Prerequisite: EDU 300, EDU 302, and teaching experience or permission of the instructor. (3 units)

EDU542-A
Pike, Rosenda A
05/08/2017 T 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center ONLN
EDU542-A
Timmons, Rachel E.
09/05/2017 Th 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center B251
EDU542-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 - Online
EDU542-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 Th 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM TBA

Specialization Requirements (18 units)

Complete 18 units from the following:

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)

SCI515 Drgs & Man: Addctv & Thrptc Chem
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This course will introduce the students to basic drug design, action and intervention, especially as related to the promotion of health and alleviation of disease. The course will consider recreational and therapeutic drug usage and effects on the human body. Orientation to the human body and basic functioning will accompany each topic, as well as disease processes indicating drug requirement. Prescription drug classification, function and uses will be introduced with emphasis on the impact medically prescribed drugs will have on the patient. Students will increase their understanding of drug use, abuse, and impact, as well as their understanding of diseases and treatments. 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)