The Department of Science Education at California State University, Chico is committed to providing the North State with the highest quality science education for all learners, programs for teacher subject matter preparation and professional development, and research on teaching and learning to promote scientific appreciation and understanding.
Welcome to Science Education at CSU, Chico
- Low teacher-to-student ratio
- Classroom environments that promote collaboration and a sense of community
- Field investigations for applying science practices
- Significant scholarship and grant opportunities
- Science courses specifically designed for future teachers
- A professional network to support future science educators
Introducing . . .
New Science Education Faculty
Dr. Carolina Alvarado is the newest member of Chico State's Science Education Department, beginning Fall of 2016.
Dr. Ben Van Dusen launches the Learning Assistant (LA) program at CSU, Chico
LAs are talented (usually upper division) undergraduates who partner with university faculty to help transform STEM courses. LAs themselves engage in three main activities designed to improve their mastery of STEM concepts, while simultaneously preparing them to support their peers.
Dr. Stephens is awarded a $1.8 million California Mathematics and Science STEM grant, funded by California Department of Education
Dr. Stephen's project titled Science and Environmental Engineering for Secondary (SEES) is a partnership between the Tehama County Department of Education (TCDE) and California State University, Chico.
Monet Earns Teacher Quality Grant
The multi-year project will support 120 more teachers in inland California to help them increase student achievement in their classrooms.