The Science Education Program is accredited by the National Council for the
Accreditation of Teacher Education. There is a critical need for science teachers in Indiana and
throughout the United States. The job placement rate for science education graduates is excellent.
The University offers a bachelor of arts (B.A.) and a bachelor of science (B.S.) in science education.
The Science Education Program prepares students for licensure to teach in junior high, middle school,
and high school. The program leads to teaching licensure in one or more of the following areas:
biology, chemistry, earth and space science, or physics.
Science Education is an interdisciplinary program. The program contains three components:
A science core
A concentration in earth space science or second major in biology, chemistry or physics
Professional education courses
Science education students receive extensive experience teaching in classroom settings, and participate in practical
experiences at the middle school and high school levels.
Students in the program have multiple opportunities to participate in a range of volunteer or internship experiences.
Some of these include participating as an undergraduate research assistant, a student leader of outreach projects such
as the Bat Festival, a mentor in the ISU Summer Science Camp, or a science fair judge.
Students may become members of the Indiana Student Education Association, a social and professional organization for tomorrow’s teachers. Together with the support of other local, state, and national chapters, the organization provides opportunities for professional development as an outstanding teacher.
Other opportunities include the University's Honors Program and study abroad programs—which range
from summer programs to a single semester or a full academic year in over 56 countries.
There is a critical need for science teachers in middle and high schools—both in Indiana and throughout the United States. The job placement rate for science education graduates is excellent.
In addition to finding employment as teachers, our graduates may find jobs as informal educators in science centers,
zoos, aquariums, museums, or cooperative extension centers. Further graduate work in the field of education may open the door
to careers in school administration or science curriculum design.
In addition, the Science Education Program is accredited by the National Council for the
Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.
In addition, the Center for Science Education offers a number of scholarships for high achieving students. These include
the Charlotte Boehner Scholarship, the Robert Noyce Scholarship, the Donald and Mary Jo Stanley Scholarship, and the
Dr. Marshall E. Parks Scholarship.
For more information about these awards, contact the Center for Science Education.
Science Education Program
Center for Science Education
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Last updated: July 30, 2013
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