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 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 schedule
|Introduction to Sociology||3||Foundations of Education||2|
|General Chemistry 1||4||General Chemistry 2||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|
|Physics 1 or Biology 1||4||Physics 1 or Biology 1||4|
|Earth Science Elective||3||Earth Science Elective||3|
|Baptist Heritage||3||Christian Life and Leadership||3|
|Calculus 1||5||Literature Elective||3|
|American Studies Elective||3|
|Upper Level Status||0||Junior Practicum||0|
|Instructional Media & Technology||3||Sec. & Middle School Teaching Methods||2|
|Physics 1 or Biology 1||4||Human Relations||3|
|Earth Science Elective||3||Physics 1 or Biology 1||4|
|Biology Elective||4||Biology Elective||4|
|Bible Elective||3||Bible Elective||3|
|Secondary School Reading||3||Educational Psychology||3|
|Teaching Science||3||Education Seminar||0|
|Educational Assessment||2||Pre-ST Portfolio Review||0|
|Classroom Management||2||The Exceptional Child||3|
|Earth Science Elective||2||Laboratory & Field Investigations||2|
|Bible Doctrine 1 or 2||3||Earth Science Elective||3|
|Bible Doctrine 1 or 2||3|
|Supervised Student Teaching-License||12|
|Post-ST Portfolio Review||0|