M.Sc. On Campus

Elementary and Middle School Science Education

California State University Long Beach

24 months
7176 USD/year
7176 USD/year
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The option in Elementary and Middle School Science Education at California State University Long Beach is designed for teachers who are K-8 generalists.


Although aimed at those with a Multiple Subject credential, the Elementary and Middle School Science Education program at California State University Long Beach may also be appropriate for Single Subject teachers interested in increasing the breadth of their scientific knowledge.

Students completing this option will be prepared to assume positions of greater science leadership at their schools or districts, or go on to further graduate study in Science Education.

Learning outcomes

The Master's degree program offered by the Science Education Department is designed for the practicing professionals, with options for elementary and secondary teachers and educators from informal science learning centers. Students graduating from our program will have:

  • deepened their science content knowledge.
  • increased their confidence in their content knowledge and teaching abilities.
  • synthesized, evaluated, and applied key ideas in the discipline and practice of science education.
  • critically read and applied scholarly literature in science education.
  • designed and carried out education research.
  • developed science education professional leadership skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Current Issues and Research in Science Education 
  • Science Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Models
  • Nature of Science 
  • Science Education Research Methods
  • Directed Research 
  • Life Science Applications for K-8 Teachers 
  • Earth Sciences Applications for K-8 Teachers 
  • Physical Science Applications for K-8 Teachers 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college.
  • Completed departmental application form, including personal statement.
  • Two confidential recommendation letters, sent under separate cover, including one from an administrator or supervisor at a school/institution where the applicant is (or was) employed.
  • Prospective graduate students must also receive a positive recommendation following an interview with graduate faculty.
  • A California Multiple Subject credential, Single Subject Science Teaching credential, or other instructional experience deemed equivalent by the Graduate Studies Committee. In the case of informal science educators, this must be evidenced by letters from employers provided on institutional letterhead.
  • A GPA of at least 3.0 for the last 60 units of study completed.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • If you are not a resident of California, you must add $396.00 for each unit of credit you take.

Living costs for Long Beach

1400 - 2000 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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