BACHELORS DEGREE | SCIENCE EDUCATION

Degree Overview

 

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

  • The Science Education program will train pre-service teachers in science content knowledge to pass the Praxis II Science content test on the first attempt with a passing rate of 100%.
  • The Science Education program will train pre-service teachers in the skills of teaching science to be able to pass student teaching and the future edTPA on their first attempt.
  • The Science Education program will prepare pre-service teachers to possess positive dispositional domains of moral conduct and work ethic, and academic success as demonstrated on the dispositional rubric evaluations, Praxis II, and college conduct records.
  • The Science Education program will prepare pre-service teachers to possess the skills needed to address science issues from a Christian perspective.

Suggested Course Schedule

1st Year

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Sociology (3)
  • General Chemistry 1+ (4)
  • General Biology 1* (4)
  • Old or New 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)
  • Old or 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

2nd Year
3rd Year
4th Year
5th Year

Related Minors

  • Science
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Biology

Potential Career Fields

  • Science teacher
  • Scientist
  • Biologist
  • Chemist

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

MBU Program Faculty

Meet some of the people in who lead this program

Marvin Stephens - Faculty

Marvin Stephens

College of Arts and Sciences | Professor

Credentials

PhD Chemistry, University of Nebraska

BS Chemistry, Cedarville College

Timothy Veenstra - Faculty

Timothy Veenstra

College of Arts and Sciences | Professor

Credentials

PhD, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada

BS, Trent University, Peterborough, ON, Canada

Marcos Garza-Madrid - Faculty

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

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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

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