April 20, 2012 — CSUB has announced that applications are now being accepted for the new Credential Track of the Master's of Science in Science Education. The two-year program, which is being funded by the National Science Foundation, will result in both a Master of Science degree and a California Teaching Credential in an appropriate science discipline.
Program director and CSUB associate professor Carl Kloock says the program is a perfect fit for someone who has a Bachelor's in any science field, but lacks a teaching credential, and has a desire to teach science at the middle or high school level.
"There is a shortage of qualified science teachers in California," Kloock said. "The California State University expects the need for science teachers to double over the next five to ten years, so we are pleased to be able help fulfill this need in our community through this new program."
Kloock added: "Teaching science is a highly-rewarding career and the outlook for long-term career stability is excellent in today's uncertain job market."
Applicants will also be eligible to apply for the Robert Noyce Teacher Fellowship, a National Science Foundation-sponsored program offering up to $60,000 in support, including a $10,000 per year salary stipend for graduates of the program teaching science for up to four years.
For more information, including full entrance requirements and application instructions, log on to csub.edu/ScienceEd, or call (661) 654-3021.
Applications will be accepted until all program spots are full.
For more information:csub.edu/ScienceEd
call (661) 654-3021
Media ContactColleen Dillaway, Director of Public Affairs & Communications