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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE | SCIENCE EDUCATION

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

  • Foundations of Education (2)
  • 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: 16

Semester 2

  • Introduction to Sociology (3)
  • 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: 16

*Chemistry Track
**Biology Track

 

Semester 1

  • Sophomore Fieldwork (1)
  • General Biology 1** (4)
  • General Chemistry** (4)
  • Secondary & Middle School Teaching Methods (3)
  • Baptist Heritage (3)
  • Track Elective (4)
  • Pre-Calculus **

Total Credits: 15*/18**

Semester 2

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

Total Credits: 16**/18*

Summer:
American Studies Elective (3)

*Chemistry Track
**Biology Track

    Semester 1

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

    Total Credits: 17

    Semester 2

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

    Total Credits: 16

    Summer:
    Literature Elective (3)*

    *Chemistry Track
    **Biology Track

    Semester 1

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

    Total Credits: 17*/18**

    Semester 2

    • Education Seminar (2)
    • Educational Psychology (3)
    • Ecology (4)
    • The Exceptional Child (3)
    • Track Requirement (3**/4*)
    • Bible Elective (3)

    Total Credits: 18**/19*

    *Chemistry Track
    **Biology Track

    Semester 1:

    Student Teaching (12)

    Total Credits: 12

    Related Majors

    Biology: General Track
    Biology: Pre-medical Track
    Pre-Physical Therapy
    Sociol Studies Education

    Related Minors

    Biology
    Early Childhood 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

    Jodi Herbert

     

    College of Arts and Sciences | Department of Applied Science | School of Education | Associate Professor

     

    Credentials:

    PhD Mathematics, Kansas State University
    MS Mathematics, Kansas State University
    BS Mathematics Education, Maranatha Baptist University

     

    Lane Hansel

    College of Arts and Sciences|Department of Applied Science | Associate Professor

    Credentials:

    EdD, Bob Jones University
    MS, Clemson University
    MS, Bob Jones University
    BS, Bob Jones University

    Regina DeLozier

    School of Education | Associate Professor

    Credentials:

    MA Education Curriculum and Instruction, University of Phoenix
    BS Mathematics and Engineering Physics, Northeastern State University

     

    Timothy Meier

    College of Arts and Sciences | Department of Applied Science | Professor

    Credentials:

    MA in Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
    MS in Microbiology, Clemson University, Clemson SC
    BS, Bob Jones University, Greenville SC

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