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Science Education Program

Science Education Program

BECOMING A SCIENCE TEACHER:
Majoring in the Natural Sciences

Science Education Program

Presentation Contents


California Science Credential Requirements


Subject Matter Competency, Science Credential Options


Undergraduate Degrees in the Natural Sciences


Biology, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Geological Sciences, Physics


Minor in Natural Science


Your Next Steps


Plan for College, Learn about CSUF, Prepare to be a Science
Major, Prepare to be a Science Teacher


Additional Resources

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CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CREDENTIAL
REQUIREMENTS



To earn a secondary science teaching credential, candidates must


demonstrate subject matter competency
and


complete a program of professional preparation.


The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing authorizes nine
different science credentials for teaching in grades 7
-
12.


Each credential requires demonstration of subject matter competence through
completion of specific undergraduate or graduate degrees OR successful passage of
several subtests of the California Science Examination for Teachers (CSET) in
Science.


Candidates with a regular credential in a science area are authorized to teach in their specific
discipline as well as general and integrated science, including middle school science.


Candidates with a Specialized credential in a science area are authorized to teach only in
their specific discipline.


The most common route to subject matter competency is a major in a
specific discipline and passage of the appropriate CSETs.

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Majors and Minors in Science Presentation

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Science Education Program

Science Education Program

Undergraduate Degrees
in the Natural Sciences

College of Natural Sciences and
Mathematics

California State University Fullerton

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Science Education Program

College of Natural

Sciences

and Mathematics


Includes 91 full
-
time faculty members


Supports1,400 students majoring in NSM programs


Each year, graduates about 350 students with baccalaureate
degrees and 50 students with master's degrees, who find
employment in neighboring communities and provide
tremendous resources for Orange County and beyond


Each year, certifies more than 25 secondary science teachers
and prepares over 300 multiple subject candidates in science
content through specially designed courses for future
elementary teachers

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Science Education Program

Typical Undergraduate Student


The average California State University
Fullerton student:


Is 23.7 years old


Works more than 20 hours per week


Takes about 11 units per semester


Completes a bachelor's degree in 6+ years

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Science Education Program

BIOLOGICAL
SCIENCE


Degrees


Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biological Science


Master of Science (M.S.) in Biology



Upper Division Areas of Concentration


Biodiversity, Ecology, and Conservation Biology
-

study of biological
organisms, their responses to environment on evolutionary and ecological time
scales, and conservation.


Cell and Developmental Biology
-


study of the structural and functional
dynamics of cells as they apply to the specialized fields of immunology,
microbiology, neurobiology, physiology, and developmental biology.


Marine Biology
-

study of marine organisms and their coastal and oceanic
habitats and conservation, environmental and evolutionary issues related to these
organisms and their habitats.


Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
-

study of genetics, molecular biology,
and biotechnology and their applications to medicine, agriculture and the
environment.



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Science Education Program

What Students Gain from Their

Experience as a Biology Major


Skills

in experimental design, hypothesis testing, critical thinking,
problem solving, observation, data collection and record keeping, data
analysis and interpretation, use of laboratory and field instrumentation
and techniques, information retrieval and evaluation, written and oral
communication, and working as part of a team. In this context, students
will learn to question and evaluate biological ideas.


A
positive attitude
toward biology, an appreciation for the value of
living systems and bioethics, a desire for life
-
long learning, and an
realization that scientific investigations involve creativity, ingenuity, and
imagination.


Mastery

of biological principles and concepts and their
interrelationships, and an understanding of the unifying role in biology of
evolution and biodiversity, and the dynamics of biological systems.


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Science Education Program

Undergraduate Research
Opportunities in Biology


Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC)
-

The MARC training program offers
an extraordinary opportunity for minority students seeking careers in biomedical
research. The goals of the program are to provide first
-
rate research training of
undergraduate participants, to place undergraduates into respected graduate
programs and ensure their success in those programs.


Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training Program
(MHIRT)
-

MHIRT students will travel with their CSU faculty mentor to a foreign site
and spend ten weeks conducting research in the laboratory of a foreign research
advisor.


Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Research Scholars Program
-

Supported by the HHMI, this provides support for CSUF and community college
undergraduates, as well as some cohorts of high school teachers and their students
with research experiences, to promote interest in biomedical research careers.


Southern California Ecosystems Research Program (SCERP)
-

SCERP provides
research opportunities, funding for travel, and career planning for undergraduates
interested in ecology and environmental biology.

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Science Education Program


Degree Options


Bachelor of Science in Chemistry


for students who intend to become
practicing laboratory chemists,


Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry


for students who want to enter
the health professions, biochemistry, pharmaceutical or medicinal chemistry, or
biotechnology


Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry


for students who wish to use chemistry in
careers that include sales, marketing or management in a chemistry
-
related industry;
forensics; patent law; technical writing; art conservation; and high school teaching


Master of Science in Chemistry
-

for students wishing to develop into
analytical, organic, physical, inorganic chemists and biochemists

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CHEMISTRY AND
BIOCHEMISTRY

Science Education Program


Emphases


Environmental Chemistry


for students who are interested in careers
relating to research or work dealing with air and water chemistry, hazardous materials,
as well as the toxicology of environmental pollutants from industry and agriculture and
their remediation.


Biotechnology


for students wanting to work in pharmaceutical and related
industries or who want to enter the health professions, biochemistry, pharmaceutical or
medicinal chemistry, or fields using biotechnology



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CHEMISTRY AND
BIOCHEMISTRY

Science Education Program

Undergraduate Research
Opportunities in Chemistry


Research for Undergraduate Degrees
-

All undergraduates are required to perform significant
research to obtain their bachelor’s degrees in chemistry or biochemistry.


Summer Research Experiences for undergraduates (REU)
-

The National Science
Foundation supports a ten
-
week summer undergraduate research program at CSUF, to provide chemistry and
biochemistry research experience and encourage students to pursue research careers in chemistry and
biochemistry.


Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC)
-

This program offers an extraordinary
opportunity for minority students seeking careers in biomedical research, the goals being to provide first
-
rate
research training of undergraduates, their placement into respected graduate programs and ensuring their success
in those programs.


Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Research Scholars Program
-

Supported
by the HHMI, this provides support for CSUF and community college undergraduates, as well as some cohorts of
high school teachers and their students with research experiences, to promote interest in biomedical research
careers.



Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training Program
(MHIRT)
-

MHIRT students travel with CSU faculty mentor to a foreign site and spend ten weeks conducting
research in the laboratory of a foreign research advisor.

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W.M. Keck Foundation Center
for Molecular Structure
http://chemsrvr2.fullerton.edu/CMOLS/index.htm



The W.M. Keck Foundation Center for
Molecular Structure (CMolS), houses
the first comprehensive x
-
ray
crystallographic facility located at a
predominantly undergraduate institution.




CMolS provides faculty and students
throughout the CSU the opportunity for
joint research and teaching activities
directed at the determination and critical
analysis of molecule structures.

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Health Professions Resources


Health Professions Advisement Office


University Hall 223, (714)278
-
3980


Advisement for careers in medicine, dentistry, optometry, physician
assistant, pharmacy and other related fields


Assistance with applications to health professions programs


Article: Health Professions Trains Future Medical Pros


www.fullerton.edu/50/titan_pride/programs/


Organization: Student Health Professions Association
(SHPA)


nsm.fullerton.edu/shpa/php_advising_office.htm



Majoring in the
atural

Sciences

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Science Education Program

GEOLOGICAL

SCIENCES

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Geology is the study of the Earth, its physical nature, chemical
composition and dynamics of the earth.


In addition to understanding
the way the earth works and its relationship to the solar system,
geological scientists
search for

energy
,
mineral and water
resources
,
evaluate and mitigate man
-
made environmental
hazards
, and
evaluate hazards from natural disasters

such as
earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, coastal erosion and floods.



Degree Options


Bachelor of Science in Geology


Minor in Geology


Master of Science in Geology

Career Options Include


Environmental Consulting


Geotechnical Engineering


Water Resource Management


Petroleum


Mining & Mineral Exploration


K
-
12 Teaching

And many more!

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Summer Internships in Geology

Internships are designed to educate CSUF geology majors about career options in the
geological sciences.


Eligibility requirements are such that most geology majors will be
eligible at the end of their sophomore year.


Interns are paid by the employer and do
not receive course credit.


Interns are awarded a $1,000 scholarship upon the
successful completion of the summer internship. Internship organizations include the
following:


Brown and Caldwell
-

environmental engineering and consulting firm


Geosyntec
-

specialized consulting and engineering firm


GEOVision

-

high
-
quality geophysical data acquisition, analysis, and imaging
services


The Reynolds Group

-

environmental consulting company


Worley Parsons
-

engineering firm serving hydrocarbons, power, infrastructure, and
minerals & metals sectors


Rock Springs Mineral Processing

-

bentonite mining and distribution company


And More!

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Geology Undergraduate
Research Opportunities


All Geology Majors complete an
Undergraduate Thesis
-

an original
research project under the direct
supervision of a faculty member


Theses frequently involve field
-
based
research, although many students
also pursue theoretical projects


Many theses are published in major
research journals, and some have
even developed into graduate (MS or
PhD) theses


Pedagogical research theses are
welcome!

Science Education Program



What is Geology Field Camp?


A long
-
standing tradition in the education of a
geologist.


5
-
week long field
-
intensive mapping course


Synthesis of classroom, laboratory, and field
-
based training to solving a variety of complex
geological problems in the field


Geology students develop and refine many
skills that are
necessary

for future employment
including:


Collecting geologic data in the field


Interpreting important geologic structures


Performing geologic mapping and geologic report
writing in an accurate, professional, and timely
manner


Science Education Program

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Science Education Program

PHYSICS


Degree Options


Bachelor of Science in Physics
-

excellent preparation either for graduate study
in physics and related areas, or for entry
-
level
positions in industry or government.


BS Physics with Business
Emphasis
-

provides training in
entrepreneurship to undergraduate physics
majors


Master of Science in Physics

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Science Education Program

Dan Black Program

in Physics & Business


Special emphasis provides undergraduate physics majors with
training and experience needed to succeed in today's world of high
-
technology business.




Coursework sequence includes core physics courses and
accounting, finance, marketing, management, and business
communication.


Students in capstone course develop plans to start new business
and are guided through this process by a program advisory board
that includes business leaders and entrepreneurs from southern
California's “Tech Coast.”

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Science Education Program

Dr. Robert W.
Kedzie

Memorial
Tutorial Center

The Physics Department at California
State University, Fullerton operates a
tutorial center that is open to all
students enrolled in any physics
course offered by the department.
The center is located in McCarthy
Hall (MH
-
600). It is staffed by faculty
members and volunteers beginning
with the second week of classes each
semester.

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MINOR IN

NATURAL SCIENCE


CSUF offers a Minor in Natural Sciences that should be considered
by all prospective elementary teachers as well as potential middle
school science teachers.


By completing the minor, future teachers:


Gain additional preparation in science content areas;


Learn about important and current concepts and issues in science; and


Prepare for teaching earth, life, and physical science in middle schools.


The minor readily combines with any major when the student
carefully selects the appropriate lower division general education
classes. Assuming efficient lower division GE science selections,
the minor may require only 9
-
11 units of additional coursework.

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Lower Division Courses


Take at least 3 units from each group
for a total of 9
-
11 units

Must have an * course from Life
Science and a second one from either
Physical Sciences or
Earth/Astronomical Sciences.

Life Science

3 Units Minimum

Biology 101, 101L*, 102 or
equivalent


Earth/Astronomical Sciences

3 Units Minimum

Geology 101, 101L*, 102*, or
equivalent.

Physics 120

Physical Sciences

3 Units Minimum

Chemistry 100, 100L*, 105, 111, 115 or
120A*, 120B*,

Physics/Chem 102*

Physics 101, 101L*, 115, 211*, 212*



Natural Sciences Minor Requirements

Upper Division Courses


12 Units Total: At least 2 units from three
course groups: Teacher Education Core,
Biology, Chemistry, Geology, and Physics.
Natural Sciences Minor advisor must
approve course election.

Teacher Education Core Courses

Group 1

Biology 453, Geology 410

Biological Science Courses

Group 2

Biology 300, 305, 306, 310, 311, 318,
319, 330, 352, 360, 409, 453

Chemistry/Biochemistry Courses

Chemistry 303 A, B, C, 311, and 313 A,
B, C

Geological Sciences Courses

Geology 310T, 410, 420

Physics Courses

Physics 301

See www.assist.org to identify community

college and lower division courses that

articulate with Cal State Fullerton courses.

Science Education Program

Natural Sciences

Minor as a Stepping
Stone to Middle School Science

There are two credential pathways to middle school science teaching:


Candidates may earn a
Multiple Subject Credential
and add the Foundational
Level General Science Credential by passage of #119 and #120 CSET Subtests AND
successful completion of EDSC 542S Advanced Methods of Teaching Middle School
Science (offered each summer)


Candidates earn a
Single Subject Credential
in Foundational Level General Science
by completing the single subject credential program.

The
Minor in Natural Sciences
helps prepare candidates for CSET subtests:


#119 Subtest I General Science: Astronomy; Dynamic Processes of the Earth; Earth
Resources; Waves; Forces and Motion; Electricity and Magnetism


#120 Subtest II General Science: Ecology; Genetics and Evolution; Molecular
Biology and Biochemistry; Cell and Organismal Biology; Heat Transfer and
Thermodynamics; Structure/Properties of Matter

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Science Education Program

Special Information and Support for
Community College Transfer Students


University Resources


Information for Transfer Students
www.fullerton.edu/explore/transfer/index.htm



Mandatory Orientation
for Transfer Students
www.fullerton.edu/orientation/


Center for Careers in Teaching Resources


Community College Student Information
www.fullerton.edu/cct/CC/ccindex.htm



College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics


Each department provides one
-
on
-
one advisement for transfer
students.

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Your Next Steps:
Plan for College


Create

an account at
www.csumentor.org

and
complete the High School
Planner


View

timeline of preparation
(by grade level) at
www.fullerton.edu/explore/fres
hmen/12thgrade.htm



Meet
admission requirements
www.fullerton.edu/explore/fres
hmen/qualify.htm





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Your Next Steps:

Learn About CSUF


Return

for a campus tour


register at
www.fullerton.edu/deanofstudents/nsp/tourscontent.htm



Visit
the
Student Information and Referral Center (SIRC)
-

University Hall 178
-

(714) 278
-
2501



Learn
more about Cal State Fullerton at our Website:
www.fullerton.edu/prospective.htm


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Your Next Steps:

Prepare to be a Science Major


Review
the View Sheet for your major (you may also download
these at
www.fullerton.edu/explore/freshmen/majors.htm
).



Make an appointment
to tour the department facilities and receive
early advisement:


Biological Sciences


714
-
278
-
3614


Chemistry/Biochemistry


714
-
278
-
3621


Geological Sciences


714
-
278
-
3882


Physics


714
-
278
-
3366



Be a successful science student!


Find resources for time management at
http://nsm.fullerton.edu/25
-
35.asp
.

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Your Next Steps:

Prepare to be a Science Teacher


Complete your undergraduate degree in a science field.


Visit the Center for Careers in Teaching


see
www.fullerton.edu/cct



Attend a Single Subject Credential Program overview


the
schedule is found at
ed.fullerton.edu/adtep/EDSCoverviews.htm



Keep informed about science education opportunities by joining our
Science Education Electronic Network


email your request to
vcosta@fullerton.edu



Stay involved in teaching by volunteering at your local schools!


Join your national organization (see following slides) and the
California Science Teachers Association (see
www.cascience.org
)


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GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA


Education and Teacher Resources
Website


Why Earth Science
brochure


Nature of Science and Scientific Method


Understanding Climate Change
presentations and videos

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AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES


Resources for Teaching
and Learning


The Butterfly Project


Actionbioscience.org


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More Resources for
Biology/Life Science Teachers


American Society for Cell Biology


BioEducate Resources
http://bioeducate.ascb.org/



Society for Neuroscience


Neuroscience Education Resources Virtual
Encyclopedia (NERVE) for the K
-
12 Teacher
www.ndgo.net/sfn/nerve/

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AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY


Website for Educators and Students


Curriculum Materials


Student Activities


ACS High School Student Clubs


Your Virtual Chemistry Club


Public Service Announcement

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AMERICAN PHYSICS SOCIETY


Website for Students and
Educators


Color Me Physics Coloring Book


Physics to Go

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CSTA

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www.cascience.org



CSTA represents science educators statewide

in
every science discipline at every grade level,
Kindergarten through University.


CSTA demonstrates leadership in science education in
the state by organizing and participating in statewide
reform initiatives, and provides leadership opportunities
for members who wish to serve on state advisory
committees, including framework, standards, and
textbook committees.


CSTA works to ensure that the interests of science
educators are represented at the state level, with
legislators and state education policy
-
makers

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NSTA

NSTA’s Guiding Principles


Model excellence;


Champion science literacy;


Value scientific excellence;


Embrace diversity, equity, and respect;


Enhance teaching and learning through research;


Collaborate with partners; and


Exemplify a dynamic professional organization.


The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944 and headquartered
in Arlington, Virginia, is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting
excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's membership of
60,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists,
business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science
education.

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www.nsta.org


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NSTA
CAREER CENTER


There are many things you can do to prepare for a career as a
science teacher before you enter the classroom. Whether you
are still a student or you are an adult seeking to enter the
field, now is the time for you to begin building skills related to
teaching, management, and organization.


See suggestions and resources at:
http://careers.nsta.org/advice_planning.asp

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ADVISEMENT RESOURCES


Center for Careers in Teaching

www.fullerton.edu/cct/



Science Education Programs

http://nsm.fullerton.edu/scied




Science Education Office

McCarthy Hall 527, 714
-
278
-
2703


Science Education Program Director

Dr. Vikki Costa (
vcosta@fullerton.edu

)


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ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION


Why Teach?


http://www.recruitingteachers.org/channels/clearinghouse/whyteach/default1.htm



I love Teaching


http://www.iloveteaching.com

-

designed to encourage new teachers


New Teacher.com


http://www.new
-
teacher.com

-
designed to inspire those considering teaching).


Occupational
Outlook Handbook


Information on Teaching


http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos069.htm

-

the site offers extensive information on the
nature of teaching, the employment picture, working conditions, and the job outlook


Career Planning for Teachers


http://careerplanning.about.com/library/weekly/aa030901d.htm

-

describes the nature
of teaching


Status of the American Public School Teacher


http://www.nea.org/edstats/images/status.pdf

-

snapshot of the profession today in a
historical perspective



Science Education Program

YEAR OF SCIENCE 2009

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Click on image to go to Website.