Our Mission

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.

Why Be a Science Teacher?
Elementary School Science (Grades K-6)
Middle School Science (Grades 6-9)
High School Science (Grades 9-12)
Scholarships for Future Teachers

High School Science (Grades 9-12)

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:


BA in Biological Sciences*.

Advisors: Don Miller (Holt 213; 898-6153)


BA Chemistry*   

Advisor: Chris Nichols (PHSC 308; 898-5541)


BS Geosciences - Option in Science Education*   

Advisor: Julie Monet (Holt 101F; 898-3460)


BS Physics - Option in General Physics*   

Advisors:David Kagan (PHSC 106C; 898-4575)

#Approval by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing pending.