Informal Science Education

California State University Long Beach

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
7176 USD/year
7176 USD/year
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This Informal Science Education option at California State University Long Beach is aimed at educators currently working in non-classroom settings such as museums, zoos, and nature centers, as well as those charged with fostering the public understanding of science.


The department maintains close ties with teachers, schools and informal science institutions in the greater Long Beach area. Learn more in the Informal Science Education programme at California State University Long Beach.

The programme

It undertakes projects aimed at pre-college through university students. From the Head Start on Science project which develops a "sense of wonder" and excitement preschool and Kindergarten children, their teachers and parents to outreach and professional development for inservice elementary and secondary teachers, and support for preservice teachers and informal science educators, the department hosts a wide variety of grants and projects impacting the entire preK-16 and informal science education community.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Current Issues and Research in Science Education 
  • Science Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Models
  • Nature of Science 
  • Science Learning in Informal Settings 
  • Directed Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college.
  • Good standing at the last institution attended.
  • At least a 2.5 grade point average in the last 60 upper division semester units attempted, independent of when and where the baccalaureate was granted. The entire semester or quarter in which the 60 units began will be used in this calculation. See official documentation for details about what units are excluded from these calculations.

The University also requires all students to demonstrate competency in writing skills. This is done by passing the Writing Proficiency Examination (WPE) or approved alternative examination. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3588 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3588 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.

If you are not a resident of California , you must add $396.00 for each unit of credit you take.


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