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Science Credential Program

Spring 2013 Advising Information

Science Advisors are available for advising throughout the semester. In addition to regularly scheduled office hours we host monthly information session. We look forward to meeting you and helping you negotiate the credentialing process.

Tim Williamson ( tim.williamson@csulb.edu, 562-985-5949) HSCI 218
Office hours:  Tuesday 1:00-5:00, Wednesday 12:00-5:00, Thursday 1:00-5:00

Dr. Laura Henriques (laura.henriques@csulb.edu, 562-985-4801) HSCI 205
Office Hours: by appointment only 

Thank you for your interest in our program. We are confident that if you come to CSULB for your science credential you will leave well prepared to teach in our schools. We want you to become involved in the life of our department and the science teaching community at large. We have a dedicated faculty who will help you on your journey to become an outstanding science teacher. Welcome!

SCIENCE TEACHING CREDENTIAL INFORMATION MEETINGS

Monthly Informational Meeetings held during the academic year in the Jensen Student Access to Science Center (HSCI 164)


Spring 2013 Dates

  • Wednesday, Feb 13 @ 11 AM
  • Tuesday, March 19 @ 2 PM
  • Wednesday, April 17 @ 1 PM
  • Thursday, May 2 @ 4 PM

 

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A science teaching credential enables you to teach middle school and high school science. The credential has two major parts - content and pedagogy (or science & teaching). In order to demonstrate that you know "what to teach" (the content or subject matter competency) you must complete prescribed courses in your field or pass state approved tests. California schools often teach integrated science so the credential requires you to demonstrate breadth and depth in the content area. As you look at the list of required courses, you will see that you are required to complete introductory level courses in each science field (breadth) and upper division courses in your own field (depth). The professional education courses will help you learn how to teach. In these courses you will learn about methodology, classroom management and reading in the science classroom. You will also learn about today's schools and how you can most effectively impact the diversity of students you will find there.

Click here to learn more about the Department of Science Education.

See the bulletin board outside FO5 for information about the program, job opportunities, upcoming events and deadlines. The program listserve will also provide useful information. Click here to subscribe to the science credential listserve. See past messages sent to the program listserve.

The Single Subject Office holds regularly scheduled Informational Meetings.
Science Education holds monthly Informational Meetings specifically for folks interested in teaching science.

We offer many forms of support to help you succeed.

Other important dates to note:

Student Teaching Application Meetings & Deadlines - Student teaching applications are due March 1st for fall student teaching and October 1st for spring student teaching. Student teaching in science is not done during the summer.
Petitioning Committee Meetings - held monthly, petitions are due 1 week before the meeting convenes.