Microcredential in Science Education

The School of Education of the City College of New York is pleased to offer a coordinated sequence of science education courses to prepare in-service K-8 teachers in areas other than science to teach science by inquiry. Note that this Award is neither a state certification designation nor a City College of New York degree.

Benefits

Program completers will receive:

  • Comprehensive, coordinated, interdisciplinary training in science and the teaching and learning of science at the K-8 level
  • Designation as having completed microcredential (appropriate for professional resumes and portfolios)
  • Signed “Certificate of completion of Science Education Microcredential Program”
  • Advisement in applying for Middle School Science Certification through the New York State individual pathways process

Microcredential completion requirements

  • A minimum of 15 graduate credits in science content in courses designated for science teachers, including at least one course in physical science, one in life science, and one in environmental science
  • One 4-credit education course in the teaching and learning of science
  • A cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in the above courses

For further information, contact Prof. Richard Steinberg at steinberg@ccny.cuny.edu .