Integrated Science Elementary Education Major
The Integrated Science Elementary Education Major is designed for students seeking certification to teach at the elementary and/or middle school level. It provides the student with broad exposure in all the sciences and emphasizes the connections between the scientific disciplines, their relationship with technology, and their relevance to society. In addition, a significant amount of time is dedicated to different teaching and learning styles, some of which are modeled in various courses. In order to be certified, students must complete this major with at least a 2.7 GPA, the elementary teaching minor, and the College of Education and Community Innovation professional program.
Integrated science majors are prepared for teaching using National Science Standards guidelines for professional development of teachers. Our students learn essential science content through the perspectives and methods of inquiry, integrate knowledge of science, learning and, pedagogy, and apply that knowledge to science teaching. Upon completion of this cohesive and integrated program, pre-service teachers understand the importance of lifelong learning.
Regional Math and Science Center
The Regional Math and Science Center (RMSC), serves students, teachers, parents, school districts, business and industry, and other organizations interested and involved in mathematics and science education. The Integrated Science Program partners with the RMSC in community service, professional development and pre-service training.