Science Learning & Public Engagement

A new City College of New York undergraduate major

Preparation for a Wide-Range of STEM Education Careers


ZOOS
CITY PARKS
NON-PROFITS
SCIENCE MUSEUMS
BOTANICAL GARDENS
ENVIRONMENTAL CENTERS
HEALTH & NUTRITION OUTREACH
COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS . . .


Courses in Education Pedagogy & Core Science Disciplines

Program courses are designed to develop expertise in science engagement in non-formal environments, curricular and instructional design, communications media, and non-profit program management. In addition, majors will develop content area expertise through science/engineering concentration courses. Students will take a set of core courses in one of six concentration areas: 1. Biology 2. Chemistry 3. Earth Science 4. Physics 5. Environment 6. Engineering. They will also develop broad-based science expertise through inquiry focused life, physical, and environmental science courses, and through a course that explores the nature of scientific knowledge across the disciplines of science.

Internships

Finally, students in the new program will participate in two internships to learn first-hand about informal science education careers. The first internship will occur after a student completes baseline introductory science courses and a non-formal science pedagogy course. The second internship will occur later in a student’s course of study. Together, the internships and student coursework will increase student readiness and qualifications for science learning and engagement careers.

Program Requirements