The Foundational Level General Science certificate program is designed for students who would like to teach middle school science or would like to become K-5 science specialists. Credentialed teachers who complete this program and pass the Science CSET I and II exams qualify for the Foundational-level Added Authorization in Science.
Candidates for this program should have or plan to obtain their Multiple Subject teaching credential or a Single Subject teaching credential in a subject other than a science discipline. Students who complete this program will be well prepared to teach science at the K-8 level, will have completed the State required Methods Courses in Single Subject Science and will have the content knowledge required to pass the Science CSET I and II exams. The certificate consists of 20 units.