What is Integrated Science?

The Integrated Science (ISCI) Program at Grand Valley State University provides K-12 teacher training in science education. We offer an Integrated Science Elementary Education Major for K-8 certification, and an Integrated Science Secondary Education Major for 6-12 certification.

ISCI students learn content and pedagogy in science education through active learning in our ISCI course curriculum, and during authentic field, service learning and scholarship experiences. All faculty emphasize, and students are fully immersed in Michigan's K-12 Science Standards, which are based on the Next Generation Science Standards. Integrated Science faculty engage students in discipline-specific scholarly activity and research, leading to publication and presentation opportunities. ISCI faculty are well-published experts in the science disciplines, and have won numerous prestigious teaching and research awards. ISCI faculty regularly work with science teachers around the state in professional development and grant opportunities. Integrated Science alumni are highly valued by employers and have a high success rate in securing teaching positions. The ISCI Program at GVSU is dedicated to developing and supporting the highest quality K-12 science teachers and their classrooms.

News

Iceland is focus of new Study Abroad

July 25, 2018

Dr. Stephen Mattox, Geology and Integrated Science Professor traveled to Iceland this summer to develop a 2019 Study Abroad.

ISCI Gets New Secondary Major Approved

May 01, 2018

The ISCI Program has received approval to begin offering an ISCI Secondary Education Major in the Fall 2018 semester. This major will take place of the ISCI Secondary Endorsement previously offered.

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Hear from our Students . . .

"The integrated science program was exactly what I wanted. The courses were interesting and focused on inquiry-based learning. I learned a large number of hands-on, effective teaching strategies that I use in my current position as a 21st Century Site Coordinator at Hesperia Middle School. Through the integrated science program you also have the opportunity to work closely with faculty, developing and presenting science lessons, and even getting published!"

Dan Postema
Integrated Science Alumnus



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