There is a crucial need for science teachers in the 21st century. With a teaching license that is comprehensive of multiple science areas, our graduates will be uniquely equipped to seek employment and be strong Christian leaders in public schools. Graduates of the program will be able to apply for a “Comprehensive Science” teaching license from the State of North Carolina for secondary education.
Students graduating with a BS in Science Education will
1. Develop the knowledge base and teaching competencies required for teacher licensure in the licensure area of “comprehensive science.”
2. Develop professional preparation in the skills and methods of teaching science education at secondary levels.
3. Express an understanding of adolescent development.
4. Foster learning experiences which encourage leadership and cultivate creativity, investigation, testing of new ideas, and research.
In addition to a general studies core of 39 credits, a biblical studies minor of 18 credits, and a secondary education minor of 33 credits, students in science education will complete 50 credit hours of science related courses.
|BY151 General Zoology||4 credits|
|BY231 General Botany||4 credits|
|BY341 Cell Biology||3 credits|
|BY371 Genetics||4 credits|
|BY481 Intro to Biological Research||3 credits|
|CH151 General Chemistry I||4 credits|
|CH152 General Chemistry II||4 credits|
|PY151 Physics I||4 credits|
|PY152 Physics II||4 credits|
|PY201 Intro to Earth Science||4 credits|
|12 hours of electives from the following:|
|BY168 Anatomy and Physiology I||4 credits|
|BY169 Anatomy and Physiology II||4 credits|
|BY275 Principles of Microbiology||4 credits|
|BY323 Biochemistry||4 credits|
|BY351 Ecology||4 credits|
|CH301 Organic Chemistry I||4 credits|
|CH302 Organic Chemistry II||4 credits|
Prospective students are encouraged to review MACU’s teacher education program and the special admission requirements for teacher candidates.