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.
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
Your potential schedule
|Introduction to Sociology||3||Foundations of Education||2|
|General Chemistry 1 (Chemistry Track)||4||General Chemistry 2 (Chemistry Track)||4|
|General Biology (Biology Track)||4||General Biology (Biology Track)||4|
|Old or New Testament Survey||3||Old or New Testament Survey||3|
|English Composition 1||3||English Composition 2||3|
|Music Elective||2||The Modern World||3|
|Fundamentals of Public Speaking||2||General Psychology||3|
|Sophomore Fieldwork||0||Developmental Psychology||3|
|Chemistry (Chemistry Track) or Biology 1 (Biology Track)||4||Chemistry (Chemistry Track) or Biology 2 (Biology Track)||4|
|Secondary & Middle School Teaching Methods||2||Earth Science Elective (Biology Track)||3|
|Earth Science Elective (Chemistry Track)||3||American Studies Elective||3|
|Baptist Heritage||3||Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism||3|
|Calculus 1 (Biology Track)||5||Literature Elective||3|
|Track Elective||4||Pre-Calculus (Biology Track)||3|
|Instructional Media & Technology||3||Junior Practicum||0|
|Physics 1||4||Human Relations||3|
|Earth Science Elective||3||Physics 2||4|
|Track Elective||4||Track Elective||4|
|Bible Doctrine 1 or 2||3||Bible Doctrine 1 or 2||3|
|Secondary School Reading||3||Education Seminar||0|
|Teaching Science||3||Pre-ST Portfolio Review||0|
|Educational Assessment||2||Educational Psychology||3|
|Track Elective||3 (Biology Track)|
4 (Chemistry Track)
|The Exceptional Child||3|
|Bible Elective||3||Track Elective||3 (Biology Track)
4 (Chemistry Track)
|Bible Doctrine 1 or 2||3|