Information for Students:
Cal Teach Science and Math Education Minor
This Cal Teach Science and Mathematics Education (SME) minor provides
students with an opportunity to examine mathematics and science education
from a variety of perspectives. This minor is designed for students considering
a career in mathematics or science teaching in K12 schools, but is also
applicable for students who are interested in teaching at the community
college or university levels, or students who are seeking a more general
background in mathematics and science education. This SME minor includes
not only academic inquiry, but also field work which provides students
with experiences working in local K12 classrooms.
Students who participate in the minor are expected to be STEM majors. To make sure that students have the ability to fit the minor program into their major we are looking to the L&S breadth requirements. The history course already satisfies the Historical Studies requirement. We plan to apply to get Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science to fulfill the Social & Behavioral requirement, and to get Teaching Mathematics and Science: A Focus on Equity and Urban Schools to fulfill the Philosophy & Value requirement. We are also considering getting the Research Methods course approved as a technical elective in the majors.
The Cal Teach SME minor has the following requirements:
Students may select one course from the following list and the related Cal Teach discussion section to meet this requirement:
HIST 100T - Various Titles
HIST 138T - History of Science in the U.S.
HIST 180T - The Life Sciences
HIST 181B - Modern Physics
UGIS 188- Research Methods for Science and Mathematics K-12 Teachers OR students may also choose to complete this course in the summer as part of the Cal Teach Pre-Service Teacher Summer Research Institute which includes UGIS 189 - Integrating Research Methods into K-12 Teaching in Mathematics and Science.
EDUC 130 - Knowing & Learning in Mathematics & Science
UGIS 187 - Environmental Education Practicum
EDUC 195C - Classroom Interactions in Science and Math: A Focus on Equity and Urban Schools
The Cal Teach SME minor courses are the prerequisites for the Cal Teach credential program.