Graduates

The Master's degree in Secondary Science Education prepares secondary science teachers to become science teaching specialists, science curriculum coordinators, student teacher supervisors, science department chairpersons, and doctoral students. School districts generally award salary increases to teachers holding master’s degrees, and master’s degrees are required for part-time teaching at the community college or university level.

What are our graduates doing?

In our first 8 cohorts, we have graduated nearly 200 people have earned master's degrees in science education. The following is a partial list of our graduates.

Partial List - under development

Doctoral Students and Doctorates in Science/STEM Education

  • Dr. Nancy Nasr

  • Dr. Maryanne Maki

  • Dr. Deborah Bennett

  • Dr. Mahya Babaie (EdTech MA)

  • Dr. Mel Zernow

  • Dr. Jarod Kawasaki (EdTech MA)

  • Dr. Ali Kobaissi

  • Dr. Martin Tippens - Woodbury University

  • Don McNish- doctoral student UCSB

  • Jeanne Chipps - doctoral student , Johns Hopkins University

  • David Bird- doctoral student, Claremont University

  • Christine Hirst - doctoral student at UCSB

Directors of Science Education Museums & Science Education Institutes

Science Website Stars

Science Department Chairs

  • Many!!!

Science District Specialists

  • Henry Ortiz, LAUSD

  • Dan McDonnel, LAUSD

  • Mara Desso, Hart Unified

  • David Hicks, LAUSD

STEM Magnet Developers, Principals, Directors

  • Carlos Lauchu - Science Academy STEM School

Product Developers

  • Ryan Haney - product manager of biotechnology, genetics, and forensics for Carolina Biological Supply Company

Professors

  • Ben Kay, Santa Monica College

  • Jarod Kawaski, California State University Dominquez Hills

Teacher of the Year

  • Carlos Lauchu - Los Angeles Unified School District

Science Mentor Teachers - Mentoring Student Teachers

  • Henry Ortiz

  • Cory Abouaf

  • Carlos Lauchu

  • Julie Patton

  • Kevin Dixon

  • Mike Koegle

  • Kimberly Varonin

  • Lilach Snir

  • Joyceln Castro

  • Gladis Reyes

  • Kevin Dixon

  • Chris Rice

  • Greg Schiller

  • Zovig Minassian

  • Ali Kobaissi

  • Dennis Yong

  • Susan Smith

  • Dan McDonnel

  • Maryanne Maki

  • Monica Platten

  • Krista Botton

  • Kristin Schertz

  • Marissa Hyke

  • Stephnie Green

  • Darlene Bryant

  • Ben Kay

  • Sara Wilson

  • Dave Hicks

  • Paula Bae

  • Lisette Banuelos

  • Meenakshi G

  • Mark Turner

  • Kevork Madooglu

  • Daniele Ramirez

  • Jake Lin

  • Brandon Duran

  • Kathryn Smith

  • Titus Kim

  • Mario Martinez

  • Monika Way

  • Jun Wu

  • Michael Lim

  • Sean Blumenthal

  • Aaron Davis

  • Jase St. Peter

  • Jaime Osario

  • Megan Whitaker

  • Rudy Aguinaga

  • Carlota Garcia

  • Kevin Takeuchi

  • Greg Bostrom

  • Riley Leary

  • Linnae McKeever

  • Florence Semerjian

  • Mark Bautista

  • Eli Aghassi

  • Jed Laderman

  • James Duncan

  • Dean Papadakis

  • Dan Riedinger

  • Karl Beutel

  • Joshua Watts

  • Wendy Banner

  • Don Lamarr

  • Rosie VanZyl

  • Michael Williams

  • Samantha Wright

  • Helen Debene

  • Vince Tang

  • Harneel Malhi

  • Crissy Kelley

  • Pam King

  • Casey Hayes

  • Christina Dempsey

  • Jennifer Stankiewiez

  • Jennifer Richards-Gantka

  • David Arias

  • Marschal Fazio

  • Michael Flores

  • Brent Shano

  • Richard Haring

  • Ryan Hainey

  • Annette Curi-Morton

  • Caroline Ramirez

  • Jess Herr

  • Jennifer Kim

  • Christopher Kipp

  • Debbie Bennett

  • Erica Brauer

  • Jeanne Chipps

  • Nancy Nasr

  • Mara Desso

  • Kari Kelly

  • Lourdes Ramos Queveda

  • Brian Smith

  • Amanda Hrezo

  • Garcia Salvador

  • Marc Stephenson

  • James Rice

  • Jaime Osario

  • Christine Hirst

  • Mary Wrobleski

  • Randy Daniels

  • Allison Schiff

  • Abagail Torres

  • Mel Zernow*

  • Joy Burton

  • Craig Moss

  • Desiree Torres

  • Troy Burns

  • Gladys Sorensen

  • Bob Fiero

  • Tove Atchison

  • Mark Rothenay

  • Todd Shattuck

  • Rosalyn Montgomery

  • David Matras

  • Jon Fisher

  • Stephen Herr

  • Jake Dickerman

  • Scott Holloway

  • Don Day*

  • Troy Labnow