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Overview | Science Education

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. This program gives you 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. As a senior Science Education major, you complete a full semester of student teaching, inspiring young people to explore the world through science.

 

Program Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to identify a variety of differences among students and individualize instruction accordingly.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively plan for instruction, incorporating a wide variety of strategies for instruction and classroom management.
  • Students will demonstrate thorough knowledge and application to the teaching of their content in Biology (Life Sciences) and Chemistry (Physical Sciences).
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to conduct and interpret a wide variety of assessments.
  • Students will demonstrate professionalism in education.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to teach content according to a biblical worldview.

Suggested Course Schedule

Semester 1

Introduction to Sociology (3)
General Chemistry 1+ (4)
General Biology 1* (4)
Old Testament Survey (3)
English Composition 1 (3
Music Elective (2)
Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 2

Foundations of Education (2)
General Chemistry 2+ (4)
General Biology 2* (4)
New Testament Survey (3)
English Composition 2 (3)
The Modern World (3)
Freshman Fieldwork (0)

Total Credits: 15

As a science education major, you must choose either *Biology Track or +Chemistry Track

Semester 1

Sophomore Fieldwork (0)
Biology 1+ (4)
Chemistry 1* (4)
Secondary and Middle School Teaching Methods (2)
Earth Science Elective* (3)
Baptist Heritage (3)
Track Elective (4)
Pre- Calculus* (3)

Total Credits: 16*/18+

Semester 2

Developmental Psychology (3)
Biology 2+ (4)
Chemistry 2* (4)
Earth Science Elective+ (3)
American Studies Elective (3)
Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism (3)
Literature Elective (3)
Calculus 1+ (5)

Total Credits: 19

As a science education major, you must choose either *Biology Track or +Chemistry Track

Semester 1

Instructional Media and Technology (3)
General Physics 1 (4)
Earth Science Elective (3)
Track Elective (4)
Bible Doctrine 1 or 2 (3)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 2

Junior Practicum (0)
Human Relations (3)
General Physics 2 (4)
Track Elective (4)
Bible Doctrine 1 or 2 (3)

Total Credits: 14

 

Summer

Bible Elective (3)

Semester 1

Secondary School Reading (3)
Teaching Science (3)
Educational Assessment (2)
Classroom Management (3)
Track Elective (3*/4+)
Bible Elective (3)

Total Credits: 18*/17+

Semester 2

Education Seminar (0)
Pre-ST Portfolio Review (0)
Educational Psychology (3)
Ecology (4)
The Exceptional Child (3)
Track Elective (3*/4+)
Bible Elective (3)

Total Credits: 17*/16+

As a science education major, you must choose either *Biology Track or +Chemistry Track

Semester 1

Student Teaching (12)

Total Credits: 12

Related Majors

Biology: General Track
Biology: Pre-Medical Track
Social Studies Education

Related Minors

Biology: General Track
Biology: Pre-Medical Track
Social Studies Education

Potential Career Fields

Science teacher
Scientist
Biologist
Chemist

*Some careers and employment positions require graduate degrees,
specialized training, or addtional certification and licenses.

MBU Program Faculty

Marvin Stephens

College of Arts and Sciences | Professor
Credentials
PhD Chemistry, University of Nebraska
BS Chemistry, Cedarville College

Marcos Garza-Madrid

College of Arts and Sciences | Associate Professor
Credentials
PhD Engineering Sciences/Biotechnology, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiories de Monterrey, Monterrey, NL, Mexico
BMed, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiories de Monterrey, Monterrey, NL, Mexico

Timothy Veenstra

College of Arts and Sciences | Professor
Credentials
PhD, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada
BS, Trent University, Peterborough, ON, Canada

Jodi Herbert

College of Arts and Sciences | Associate Professor
Credentials
PhD Mathematics, Kansas State University
MS Mathematics, Kansas State University
BS Mathematics Education, Maranatha Baptist University

Bible Core

Dual Degrees