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BS Science Education

Trine University Student AchievementsThe national demand for science educators in secondary settings continues to grow. According to California State University, the state of California alone is projected to need more than 33,000 math and science teachers within the next 10 years. As a graduate of the Bachelor of science with a major in science education program at Trine University, you will be equipped to meet a critical need and prepared to impact the lives of students as a science educator.

Perform science and get plenty of clinical experience

The Bachelor of science with a major in science education has challenging learning experiences guided by faculty in the arts and sciences as well as in the Franks School of Education.

Coursework in chemistry education includes

  • organic chemistry,
  • physical chemistry and
  • biochemistry

Coursework in biology/life sciences education includes

  • human anatomy,
  • plant biology,
  • animal biology.
  • environmental biology,
  • microbiology and
  • genetics.

Because state leaders are committed to increasing the number and expertise of secondary teachers in instruction related to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), the Bachelor of science with a major in science education program focuses on the interdisciplinary nature of curriculum by designing and implementing classroom learning through multiple instructional strategies.

Bachelor of science with a major in science students are required to complete extensive clinical experiences throughout their programs to give them direct contact with today's classrooms. You will spend over 400 hours in clinical experiences prior to graduation.


Be prepared for your teaching career

In 2017, 100 percent of superintendents and principals surveyed indicated that Franks School of Education graduates were more prepared as first-year teachers compared to other college. Graduates from the Franks School of Education have a high level of job placement, with 100% of graduates employed or in graduate school over the past 4 years. 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 University teacher education graduates are prepared to begin teaching from day one in the classroom and how effective these teachers are far beyond graduation.

Indiana Department of Education

Special education licensure

Trine University offers special education licensure programs for preschool through 12th grade, allowing certain secondary education programs to add special education licensure to an existing content area within their four-year degree program at Trine. If you are interested in pursuing special education licensure, talk to your faculty advisor.


Additional Information

Area school districts where students participate in clinical experiences and student teaching include, though are not limited to:

  • Bronson Community Schools (Michigan)
  • Coldwater Community Schools (Michigan)
  • Sturgis Community Schools (Michigan)
  • MSD of Steuben County Schools (Indiana)
  • Prairie Heights Community Schools (Indiana)
  • Hamilton Community Schools (Indiana)
  • Fremont Community Schools (Indiana)
  • Fort Wayne Community Schools (Indiana)
  • Garrett, Keyser Butler Community Schools (Indiana)
  • DeKalb County Central United School District (Indiana)
  • DeKalb Eastern Community Schools (Indiana)
  • Quincy Community Schools (Michigan)
  • Edgerton Local School District (Ohio)
  • Edon-Northwest Local School District (Ohio)
  • Central Noble Community Schools (Indiana)
  • East Noble Community Schools (Indiana)
  • West Noble Community Schools (Indiana)
  • Lakeland Community Schools (Indiana)

With a Bachelor of Science with a major in science education, you have many opportunities for rewarding careers or advanced studies.

Explore the Possibilities:

  • Teacher
  • Grade-level or content department chair
  • Building principal
  • Assistant superintendent
  • Superintendent
  • Curriculum director
  • Child care worker
  • Coach
  • Publications adviser (yearbooks, newspaper, etc.)
  • Community agency director
  • Counselor
  • Graduate student
  • Lab assistant
  • Lab director
Information about tuition can be found at Cost and Investment.