Congratulations Hannah Henrichsen 2019 Outstanding Integrated Science Major
Hannah is distinguished among her peers in academics and professional achievement. Her classroom work earned her a nearly perfect grade point average and the respect of all of the faculty in the Integrated Science Program. Faculty also appreciated her overwhelming positive attitude and willingness to tackle difficult topics. In one class, she designed a lesson relating extreme rainfall to surface water contamination and connected the lesson to her hometown. She presented her work at the Michigan Science Teachers Association where it was well received. Hannah looks forward to applying her teaching skills in a range of different settings. (Hannah Henrichsen, far right, at the Michigan Science Teachers meeting, Spring 2019).
2019 Integrated Science Faculty Awards
Deborah Herrington is Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year
Steve Rybcyznski is MSTA College Teacher of the Year
Steve Mattox awarded the Glenn A. Niemeyer Award
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.
July 25, 2018
Dr. Stephen Mattox, Geology and Integrated Science Professor traveled to Iceland this summer to develop a 2019 Study Abroad.
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.
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!"
Integrated Science Alumnus