Chico State

Science Education

The BS in Natural Sciences degree program provides an excellent preparation for students interested in becoming a middle school or introductory high school science teacher, and fulfills one of the requirements for admission into a single subject teaching credential program. This degree is also designed for students interested in teaching about science in informal educational settings such as museums, nature centers, state parks or national forests. 

The need for well-educated science teachers has never been greater.  In response to our nation's necessity for cutting-edge science educators, the CSU system has made a long-term commitment to increasing the number of science teachers.  As a result, the Department of Science Education strives to meet those needs by offering a program geared toward an innovative future in science education.  Come in to discuss your goals and get started on your journey toward a fulfilling career in science education.  

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Science Education Department

Location & Contact Info
Science Building (SCI)
Room 358A


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