Distinguishing Features

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.

Program goals

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.

Mode of delivery/instruction

All courses are delivered by Distance Education mode.

 

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.

Curriculum

There are 24 units of course work (9 units of core courses + 15 units of required courses for each major area) that may be completed in two years if the prescribed curriculum is followed. The core courses are common courses required of all students and considered necessary general education for students irrespective of their choice in major.


1. Core Courses (9 units)

EDSCI 201

 

Foundations of Science Education

 

(3 units)

EDSCI 202

 

Approaches 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)

 

2.Major Courses (15 units)

a.Major in Biology

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

(Prerequisites: EDSCI 211-213; co-requisite: EDSCI 214)

 

(3 units)

 

 

b. 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

(Prerequisites: EDSCI 221-223; co-requisite: EDSCI 224)

 

(3 units)

c. 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.

(Prerequisites: EDSCI 231-233; co-requisite: EDSCI 234)

 

(3 units)

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