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June 11, 2008 9:38 PM   Subscribe

Night school for an eventual Science Education degree? In NYC? Does it exist or must I find some other way to (eventually) blind the middle grades with science?

I live in NYC and am trying to pursue an undergraduate degree in science education (preferably for middle grades and up). However, I'm near 30 and can't afford to lose my daytime income. This thread was inspiring, but lacking in specifics regarding pursued majors/degrees.

CUNY/Hunter/City College, Columbia, and NYU all offer programs in science education, but I can't seem to find a school or program with night classes I can take towards this eventual goal. (I also can't seem to find a General Science Education degree, but that might be a whole other AskMe.)

I've never been to college, so it's quite possible that I'm just not looking in the right places. Any advice about how to tackle this problem, or am I just out of luck?
posted by greenland to Education (2 answers total)
Can you look into a community college that will easily transfer to one of the programs that you're interested in? You'll probably have to do at least 1-2 years as a day time student to get this degree, but if you can knock out some basics at a CC you can probably do it at night or online.
Be careful of transfer credit limits though and only take classes that will transfer to all or most of the programs that you'll eventually apply to.
posted by k8t at 10:23 PM on June 11, 2008

City College has the Center for Worker Education, which is an undergrad program designed for people who work during the day and need to take night classes. They don't have a secondary education program, but they do have an early childhood education program, if you wanted to teach science to grade schoolers. The website is here. Otherwise, I'd suggest looking at the education department websites at the schools you were interested in and email the advisors about night classes.
posted by blueskiesinside at 10:25 AM on June 12, 2008

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