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.
High School Science (Grades 9-12)
Preservice Degree Programs for Future Science Teachers
The BA in Natural Sciences for Foundational Level General Science Teachers
The BA in Natural Sciences in the Department of Science Education permits individuals to enter the teacher credential program in the School of Education and ultimately to qualify for a single subject credential in foundational level general science (FLGS). This credential is primarily for the middle school level or for a K-12 non-departmentalized integrated science program, however, many students with a strong background in one of the science disciplines successfully become high school teachers with a single subject credential that spans grades 6-12 by passing a discipline based CSET. For more information, contact the Department of Science Education.
Degree Programs for Future High School Teachers in Specific Sciences
For students who are interested in teaching at the high school level, the individual science departments offer the following science subject matter preparation programs:
Advisors: Bev Marcum (Holt 330; 898-5539)
Advisor: Chris Nichols (PHSC 308; 898-5541)
Advisor: Ann Bykerk-Kauffman (PHSC 114; 898-6305)