The national need for science educators in secondary settings continues to grow. In addition, state leaders are committed to increasing the number and expertise of secondary teachers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) related instruction. This calls for focusing on the interdisciplinary nature of curriculum and designing and implementing classroom learning through multiple instructional strategies.
Coursework in chemistry content includes
- organic chemistry,
- physical chemistry and
- university physics.
Coursework in biology/life sciences includes
- human anatomy,
- plant biology,
- environmental biology,
- microbiology and
The education courses include rigorous learning experiences guided by faculty in both the arts and science area as well as in the Franks School of Education.
Students are required to complete extensive field experiences throughout their programs which gives them direct contact with today's classrooms.
Graduates have a high level of job placement, running between 95 and 100% every year. In addition to classroom teaching, students have obtained other educationally related positions, and still others go on to complete master's degrees. Feedback from school administrators consistently refers to how well the Trine teacher education graduates are prepared to begin teaching from day one in the classroom and how effective these teachers are far beyond graduation.