The Science Education Minor, offered by the Science Education Program , is designed as a program of study that will allow students who are interested in becoming elementary and middle school teachers to satisfy the Introductory Science Authorization course work requirements of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
University Graduation Requirements
To be awarded a minor, at least 12 units of coursework must be completely distinct and separate from the coursework in the major, and coursework for the minor must include a minimum of 6 upper-division units (University Policy S16-4). Minor preparation or support courses do not count toward the 12 distinct units. Of the coursework for the minor, at least 6 units completed in residence at SJSU. The minimum aggregate GPA for all coursework required for the minor must be at least 2.0.
Courses designated as “In Preparation for the Major” may be included in the minor. All prerequisite courses and expected proficiencies must be included in the course catalog description for the minor. Prerequisite courses will be included in the unit count. If there is a level of proficiency required to enter a minor (e.g., language or math proficiency), any courses to achieve proficiency will not be included in the minor unit count.