Science Education at CSUN


CSU Northridge will be starting Cohort IX in the Fall 2020. Learn more here


California State University Northridge has one of the largest science education credentialing programs in the state of California. As a result of our size, we are able to offer specialized instruction in the teaching of science, rather than just the generalized teaching methods taught at many institutions. Learn more about how to become a biology, chemistry, physics, geoscience, or general science teacher.

There is a profound shortage of science and math teachers in California and the nation. To address this need, CSUN is offering free Science and Math CSET preparation courses to prepare candidates to pass these assessments of subject matter competence so that they may earn California Science and/or Math Teaching Credentials. Find our more here!

CSUN Computer Supported Collaborative Science (CSCS) group is teaming with TenStrands to help teachers learn about the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Environment Principles and Concepts (EP&C). We are offering a two-week institute in June for middle and high school science teachers. June 18-22 & 25-29 from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

CSUN sponsors the San Fernando Valley Science Project, a center of the California Science Project.  We focus on providing professional development in science education, specializing in Computer Supported Collaborative Science (CSCS) and implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  Learn more about our numerous professional development opportunities.

The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers.  The National Science Foundation recently awarded CSUN a Noyce Phase II grant which will provide funding for CSUN students interested in math and science teaching.