Program Overview

The program offers an integrative interdisciplinary structure with curriculum that includes advanced academic biological sciences coursework electives, individually selected from upper division and graduate level school-wide offerings. Students also choose from external field experience, research lab experience, or a graduate course in the Department of Education. A special graduate level integrative biological science course, Experimental Evolution in Biology and Education is part of the required core courses. The four additional core courses comprise of a blend of advanced training in the field of science education, leadership, pedagogy, modern teaching media technologies and educational media design. The biological and educational coursework are integrated through the productive synthesis of curricular design, culminating in a capstone project of biological science educational media that is presented and defended in the final quarter of study.