The College of Natural Sciences and the Department of Education at CSU, Chico have created this interdisciplinary program in response to requests from teachers participating in the California Science Project who indicated a desire to further their science training. The teachers also expressed the desire to attain a master's degree.

This master's program has been designed to meet the needs of practicing teachers in the geographically large, rural community of Northern California and beyond. All courses will be presented by WebCT (Web Course Tools) or other web-based curricular material over the Internet for distant access during the semester and will have adapted laboratory and field schedules on a few weekends at the CSU, Chico campus.


Courses will be taught by disciplinary experts who are open to teachers' input of enhancement needs, and are willing to modify the curricula accordingly (e.g., to include specific curricular materials to meet the new California Science Content Standards). Emphasis will be placed on the "hands-on" approach to the teaching of science.

  • Program Mission: The program is designed to enhance the professional abilities of teachers so that they can become mentors and resources in their districts


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Last Updated: July 20, 2000