What is Science Education?
Science Education is a field of study associated with using observation, analysis,
and experiments to teach, learn, and understand the structure and behavior of the
natural and physical world around us.
Why should I consider majoring in Secondary Science Education?
If you are passionate about science and want to share this knowledge, you might want
to consider becoming a science teacher. You might enjoy combining your passion for science with your love for children and
young adults through a career in teaching.
A science educator should have impressive scientific reasoning skills and a broad
understanding of earth science, animal science, biology, chemistry, or physics. They
should also be up-to-date on the latest scientific developments and discoveries. Science
educators should be able to teach students how to solve problems and gather evidence
to support scientific ideas, hypotheses, and decisions. Good communication skills and a positive attitude are also essential.
What will I learn from studying Secondary Science Education?
Outside of their chosen program track courses (biology, chemistry, or physics), students
majoring in our Science Education Program will also develop skills, concepts, and
methodologies in the following areas:
Psychology with emphasis on behavioral phenomena, learning, motivation, personality
adjustment, and assessment techniques; The history and development of the American education system from pre-school to higher
education; Diversity for Educators, designed to enable candidates to work effectively
in multi-racial, multi-cultural, and multi-ethnic communities; Philosophies of education;
Public speaking, and more!
What career fields are related to Secondary Science Education?
|Public School Biology Teacher
||Private School Biology Teacher
||General Biology Teacher
|Public School Chemistry Teacher
||Private School Chemistry Teacher
||General Chemistry Teacher
|Public School Physics Teacher
||Private School Physics Teacher
||General Physics Teacher