Science Education, M.A. | Part time | San José State University | San Jose, United States
36 months
7176 USD/year
7176 USD/year
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The Science Education MA program from San José State University is a flexible program designed for prospective and practicing science teachers in K-12 instruction, science teaching assistants, community college instructors, as well as for people with interests in informal and outdoor education. 


The Science Education MA program from San José State University is designed to augment and broaden the candidate's knowledge of current advances in science education research and to examine best practices.

Graduates with Science Education from San José State University will be able to:

  • synthesize primary literature from science education research and apply how it fits to their project.
  • demonstrate knowledge of at least two areas (e.g. inquiry based instruction, learning theory, assessment) that are related to, or supportive of research for their project.
  • present science and science education content in the form of graduate seminars or in the oral defense of their project (also known as the culminating experience).
  • organize and write the results of their project in a manner consistent with standards in professional science education publications.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Language/Literacy Development of L2 Learners 
  • Social, Philosophical Multicultural Fdn 
  • Psychological Foundations of Secondary Teacher Education
  • Assessment and Evaluation 
  • Including and Supporting Students 
  • Health Education for the Classroom Teacher

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduate major with a grade point average of 2.75
  • Demonstrated subject-matter competency in science, either through a baccalaureate degree in science or by passing the Science Subtests of the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) and one Specialized Science CSET in either biology, chemistry, geoscience or physics
  • Evidence of appropriate goal(s) and commitment to graduate-level study as demonstrated by a personal statement 
  • Letters of recommendation from two or more persons qualified to judge the applicant’s potential as a graduate student
  • English-language proficiency 
  • U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, or the completion of a 4-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized, accredited, and approved institution from a country outside of the U.S. 
  • International Coursework and Degrees
  • U.S./Canada Transcripts
  • Declaration of Finance Form
  • Bank Letter or Bank Statement
  • Copy of Current Passport  and Current Visa

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 36 months.
  • Non-CA Resident tuition includes an additional $396 per unit.

Living costs for San Jose

1740 - 3150 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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