The Diploma in Science Teaching (DST) is a post-baccalaureate degree program designed to address the need for teachers to develop the breadth and depth of content knowledge in science courses namely biology, chemistry, and physics.

Objectives

The program seeks to:

  • Develop a strong foundation in the student’s chosen area of science and encouraging lifelong interest in this area;
  • Develop a critical and research-based understanding of science education frameworks, models, and approaches;
  • Develop the skills necessary to teach science effectively, including appropriate use of learning technologies;
  • Promote habits of critical reflection on teaching and learning, and encourage active participation in communities of practice; and
  • Develop an appreciation of the cultural significance of science and its relation to social conditions.

Admission Requirements

Who is this course for?

  • Basic education teachers who wish to undertake further studies and upgrade themselves.

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants should have a baccalaureate degree and preferably be teaching science in the secondary level.
Core Courses
EDSCI 201 Foundations of Science Education 3 units
EDSCI 202 Approached to Science Teaching
Learning theories, models of learning science, strategies for teaching science, design of learning units
3 units
EDSCI 203 Assessment in Science Education
Principles and methods of assessment in science education; assessment techniques and tools; levels of assessment in science education
3 units
Major Courses
EDSCI 211 Principles of Biology
Organization of life, cell biology, evolution of the cell and organelles and microbiology
3 units
EDSCI 212 Anatomy and Physiology
Anatomical and physiological mechanisms of biological processes at the cellular, tissue, and organ level systems
Prerequisite: EDSCI 211
3 units
EDSCI 213 Principles of Ecology
Prerequisite: EDSCI 211
3 units
EDSCI 214 Genetics and Evolution
Biochemical, Mendelian, and population genetics of eukaryotes, and the evolutionary history of the earth
Prerequisite: EDSCI 211
3 units
EDSCI 219 Models and Experiments in Biology
Design and evaluation of multimedia materials, models, and laboratory and field activities; laboratory and equipment, safety, and maintenance
Prerequisite: EDSCI 211, EDSCI 213, EDSCI 214
3 units
Major in Chemistry
EDSCI 221 Fundamental Concepts of Chemistry I
Theories of bonding, structure, and properties of substances
3 units
EDSCI 222 Fundamental Concepts of Chemistry II
Principles and applications of thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and kinetics
Prerequisite: EDSCI 221
3 units
EDSCI 223 Organic and Biological Chemistry
Organic and biological chemistry with practical applications
Prerequisite: EDSCI 221
3 units
EDSCI 224 Chemistry and the Environment
Chemical principles and concepts in environmental processes
Prerequisite: EDSCI 221
3 units
EDSCI 229 Models and Experiments in Chemistry
Design and evaluation of multimedia materials, models, and laboratory and field activities; laboratory and equipment, safety, and maintenance
Prerequisite: EDSCI 221, EDSCI 222, EDSCI 223
Co-requisite: EDSCI 224
3 units
Major in Physics
EDSCI 231 Fundamental Physics I
Fundamentals of Newtonian mechanics, energy, momentum, fluids, heat and thermodynamics
3 units
EDSCI 232 Fundamental Physics II
Electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic waves, and optics
Prerequisite: EDSCI 231
3 units
EDSCI 233 Fundamental Physics III
Fundamentals of modern physics, wave mechanics, atomic structure, and special relativity
Prerequisite: EDSCI 232
3 units
EDSCI 234 Introductory Applied Physics
Introduction to instrumentation and environmental physics
3 units
EDSCI 239 Models and Experiments in Physics
Design and evaluation of multimedia materials, models, and laboratory and field activities; laboratory and equipment, safety, and maintenance.
Prerequisite: EDSCI 231, EDSCI 232, EDSCI 233
Co-requisite: EDSCI 234
3 units