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 students at Maranatha can choose to follow a licensure program that will allow them to teach in the public school setting. The license program requires two teaching placements and a full semester of student teaching.

Once students have completed the program, they will be eligible to apply for a teaching license through the 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 14General Chemistry 24
Old or New Testament Survey3Old or New Testament Survey3
English Composition 13English Composition 23
Music Elective2The Modern World3
Fundamentals of Public Speaking2General Psychology3
Fall Spring 
Sophomore Fieldwork0Developmental Psychology3
Physics 1 or Biology 14Physics 1 or Biology 14
Earth Science Elective3Earth Science Elective3
Baptist Heritage3Christian Life and Leadership3
Calculus 15Literature Elective3
American Studies Elective3
Fall Spring 
Upper Level Status0Junior Practicum0
Instructional Media & Technology3Sec. & Middle School Teaching Methods2
Physics 1 or Biology 14Human Relations3
Earth Science Elective3Physics 1 or Biology 14
Biology Elective4Biology Elective4
Bible Elective3Bible Elective3
Fall Spring 
Secondary School Reading3Educational Psychology3
Teaching Science3Education Seminar0
Educational Assessment2Pre-ST Portfolio Review0
Classroom Management2The Exceptional Child3
Biology Elective3Ecology3
Earth Science Elective2Laboratory & Field Investigations2
Bible Doctrine 1 or 23Earth Science Elective3
Bible Doctrine 1 or 23
Supervised Student Teaching-License12
Post-ST Portfolio Review0