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
Coursework in biology/life sciences education includes
- human anatomy,
- plant biology,
- animal biology.
- environmental biology,
- microbiology and
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.
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.
Living Learning Communities
Trine University offers interest-specific Living Learning Communities (LLCs) where students live together in a dedicated area of the Larry and Judy Reiners Residence Hall and Stadium Hall. The Franks School of Education LLC is comprised of first-year education majors who will receive exclusive professional development opportunities and experiences to enhance their skills as a future teacher. Find out more on the LLC page.