Science and Mathematics Education Minor

Starting in Winter 2017, if you are planning on pursuing the Science and Mathematics Education Minor, you are required to petition to declare the minor beforehand.

There are two tracks in the Minor in Science and Mathematics Education:  one for prospective elementary teachers and one for prospective secondary mathematics and science teachers.

This Science and Mathematics Education Minor is an integral part of UCSB’s CalTeach. CalTeach is a UC-wide initiative intended to recruit more undergraduates into science and mathematics teaching, and to better prepare these beginning teachers to meet the needs of diverse learners in California’s public schools. 

ELEMENTARY (GRADES K-6) TRACK

Science and Mathematics Education Minor, Elementary Track Worksheet 2016-17

The Elementary Track of the Science and Mathematics Education Minor is for undergraduates interested in becoming elementary teachers -- teachers who are well prepared to teach mathematics and science to their students. Undergraduates who enroll in this track of the Minor will gain a deeper understanding of science and mathematics content, students and student learning, instructional strategies effective in conveying content to students, and the structure and purposes of schools. They will observe, help design, and participate in the teaching of science and mathematics to elementary students.

Elementary Track Minor Course Requirements 

Students are required to complete 20 units from the courses below.

IF A LOWER DIVISION STUDENT, EMAIL THE INSTRUCTOR FOR AN ADD CODE.

CalTeach (both courses required):

  • ED 128 CalTeach, Elementary Mathematics Education (3 units; OFFERED SPRING 2017)
  • ED 129 CalTeach, Elementary Science Education (3 units; OFFERED WINTER 2017)

Education Core (two courses required):

  • ED 111 Introduction to Child and Adolescent Development (4 units)
  • ED 123 Culture, Development and Education (4 units)
  • ED 125 Schooling in the U.S. (4 units)

Disciplinary Content (one course required):

  • ED 132 Innovative Practices for English Language Learners in K-12 Mathematics and Science Classrooms  (4 units)
  • ED 133 Physics and Everyday Thinking (4 units)
  • ED 137 Equity in STEM Education (3 units)
  • ED 138 Computer Science and Engineering Design in Elementary School (4 units)
  • ENV S 127A Foundations of Environmental Education (4 units)
  • MATH 100A* Mathematics for Elementary Teaching I (3 units)

Disciplinary Practicum (one course required):

  • CHEM 193 Internship in Chemistry: SciTrek (by Feldwinn only, 1 unit, need 3 units)
  • EEMB 182 Communicating Ocean Science (3 units)
  • EEMB 189/ENV S 191 Nature and Science Education Practicum (4 units)
  • ENV S 127B Advanced Environmental Education and Practicum (4 units)

* This course fulfills a prerequisite for UCSB's Teacher Education Program for multiple subject teacher candidates.

SECONDARY (GRADES 7-12) TRACK

Science and Mathematics Education Minor, Secondary Track Worksheet 2016-17

The Secondary Track of the Science and Mathematics Education Minor is for science, mathematics, and engineering undergraduates interested in teaching mathematics or science. Undergraduates who enroll in this track of the Minor will gain a deeper understanding of science and mathematics content, students and student learning, instructional strategies effective in conveying content to students, and the structure and purposes of schools. They will observe, help design, and participate in the teaching of science or mathematics to elementary, middle, and high school students.

Secondary Track Minor Course Requirements 

Students are required to complete 18 units from the courses below.

IF A LOWER DIVISION STUDENT, EMAIL THE INSTRUCTOR FOR AN ADD CODE.

CalTeach (one course required):

  • ED 130 CalTeach, Secondary Mathematics Education (3 units; OFFERED FALL 2016 AND WINTER 2017)
  • ED 131 CalTeach, Secondary Science Education (3 units); OFFERED FALL 2016 AND SPRING 2017)

Education Core (two courses required):

  • ED 111 Introduction to Child and Adolescent Development (4 units)
  • ED 123 Culture, Development, and Education (4 units)
  • ED 125 Schooling in the U.S. (4 units)

Disciplinary Content (one course required):

  • ED 132 Innovative Practices for English Language Learners in K-12 Mathematics and Science Classrooms (4 units)
  • ED 133 Physics and Everyday Thinking (4 units)
  • ED 136/ENV S 136 Green Works: Exploring Technology and the Search for Sustainability (4 units)
  • ED 137 Equity in STEM Education (3 units)
  • EEMB 127 Plant Biology and Biodiversity (4 units)
  • ENV S 127A Foundations of Environmental Education (4 units)
  • ENV S 149/ANTH 149/GEOG 161 World Agriculture, Food and Population (4 units)
  • MATH 181A/ED 134 Advanced Problem Solving in Mathematical, Historical, and Pedagogical Contexts (4 units)
  • PHYS 120 Physics of California Waves, Weather, Quakes and Fires (4 units)

Disciplinary Practicum (one course required):

  • CHEM 102 Teaching Chemistry at the High School/Junior High Level (4 units)
  • EEMB 182 Communicating Ocean Science (3 units)
  • EEMB 189/ENV S 191 Nature and Science Education Practicum (4 units)
  • ENV S 127B Advanced Environmental Education and Practicum (4 units)
  • ENV S 166FP/ANTH 166FP/GEOG 171FP Small-Scale Food Production (5 units)
  • MATH 181B/ED 135 Advanced Problem Solving in Mathematical, Historical and Pedagogical Contexts (4 units)
  • PHYS 160J Physics Outreach (1 unit, must be taken three times, does not need to be consecutive)

CONTACTS

Faculty Advisors:
Dr. Susan Johnson, UCSB CalTeach Program Director, Department of Education
sjohnson@education.ucsb.edu

Dr. Darby Feldwinn, UCSB CalTeach Faculty, Department of Chemistry
feldwinn@chem.ucsb.edu

Dr. Christopher Ograin, UCSB CalTeach Faculty, Departments of Mathematics/Education
ograin@education.ucsb.edu

Dr. Julie Bianchini, UCSB CalTeach Faculty Director, Department of Education
jbianchi@education.ucsb.edu

Student Affairs Advisor:
Undergraduate Contact
sao@education.ucsb.edu