At UC Denver, we recognize the urgent need for outstanding science teachers at the secondary level. And, we're all about preparing the finest! If you're a licensed practicing teacher with a passion for scientific discovery or simply want to learn more and have a positive impact on the science community, our interactive and inclusive science education classes will prepare and inspire you. Students in the science education program are in it for the adventure of making science meaningful! The experiential, inquiry-based nature of the program attracts individuals who want to take an active role in their personal and professional growth. They are or soon will be leaders in their communities, schools, districts and the science education profession as a whole.
The nature of our cohort-based program keeps these science leaders together throughout their careers, long after they have completed their degree.
Your courses will be based on your interests and your professional development goals. You even have the option of participating in travel courses to places like the Grand Canyon, Hawaii, and Mt. Kilimanjaro. Course work may include but is not limited to: Issues and Problems in Science Education, Multicultural Science Education, The Nature of Science, Environmental Education, Curriculum Development and School Improvement.
We've designed the program to be meaningful and applicable. For example, projects required for the degree can often be completed in the school and/or workplace.
Our faculty is top-notch with experience and expertise across a wide range of areas. They partner regularly on education projects/grants with the National Science Foundation and The National Park Service. They also provide international perspectives on teaching and learning, and opportunities for interdisciplinary research. They will put you in touch with the latest theories, experiential science learning activities, and innovative teaching strategies.