Science Education

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. 

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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. 

A suggested sequence of courses for B.S. in Science Education