Science Education

Bringing science to life

Children are naturally curious. They love to discover new things, explore the world around them, and work with their hands. If you love the thought of stimulating inquisitive minds to investigate the world through biology, chemistry, physics, and other fields of science—and to do so from a biblical frame of reference—the Science Education major may be for you.

At Maranatha, you’ll gain a solid foundation in biological, physical, and earth sciences as well as preparation in the art of teaching and passing this knowledge on to others. You’ll also benefit from experienced professors who are not afraid to follow the scientific evidence when it points to a Creator or supports biblical creationism.

“My desire is to show students the benefits and importance of studying how God’s creation works.” – Dr. Paul Molitor, Faculty

Pursuing science on a higher level

Andrea Ray’s conversation with another Purdue University graduate student confirmed that God had placed her in the right place. “She said to me, ‘The only things I knew about you were that you spoke Spanish and that you believed in God.’”

Ray ('11) is pursuing her doctorate in microbiology at Purdue's Interdisciplinary Life Sciences program and has had the opportunity to conduct research with others on a lab team. Their research deals with an enzyme in E. coli bacteria, also found in human cells, which may have an application to cancer research.

More about Andrea Ray.


Our faculty knows science

“There are many examples of prominent scientists who were also Christians, and understanding that is important,” said Dr. Molitor.

“My desire is to show students the benefits and importance of studying how God’s creation works.”

Read more about our Teacher Education faculty.

Teacher licensure program

Teacher education graduates at Maranatha can apply for licensure through both the American Association of Christian Schools and the State of Wisconsin.

Our teacher education programs are approved for teacher certification through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Click here for more information on teacher licensing.

Your potential career

  • Science teacher
  • Scientist
  • Biologist
  • Chemist

Your potential schedule

Fall Spring 
Introduction to Sociology3Foundations of Education2
General Chemistry 1 (Chemistry Track)4General Chemistry 2 (Chemistry Track)4
General Biology (Biology Track)4General Biology (Biology Track)4
Old or New Testament Survey3Old or New Testament Survey3
English Composition 13English Composition 23
Music Elective2The Modern World3
Fundamentals of Public Speaking2General Psychology3
Freshman Fieldwork0
Fall Spring 
Sophomore Fieldwork0Developmental Psychology3
Chemistry (Chemistry Track) or Biology 1 (Biology Track)4Chemistry (Chemistry Track) or Biology 2 (Biology Track)4
Secondary & Middle School Teaching Methods2Earth Science Elective (Biology Track)3
Earth Science Elective (Chemistry Track)3American Studies Elective3
Baptist Heritage3Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism3
Calculus 1 (Biology Track)5Literature Elective3
Track Elective4Pre-Calculus (Biology Track)3
Fall Spring 
Instructional Media & Technology3Junior Practicum0
Physics 14Human Relations3
Earth Science Elective3Physics 24
Track Elective4Track Elective4
Bible Doctrine 1 or 23Bible Doctrine 1 or 23
Bible Elective3
Fall Spring 
Secondary School Reading3Education Seminar0
Teaching Science3Pre-ST Portfolio Review0
Educational Assessment2Educational Psychology3
Classroom Management2Ecology4
Track Elective3 (Biology Track)
4 (Chemistry Track)
The Exceptional Child3
Bible Elective3Track Elective3 (Biology Track)
4 (Chemistry Track)
Bible Doctrine 1 or 23
Student Teaching12