Earth Sciences (Certifiable for Secondary Education), BS

For students planning to become secondary science teachers, this degree is certifiable for teaching. Typically, students take general education and science classes until they have completed approximately 60-70 credits. At that point, they apply for admission to the Professional Program; once accepted to the program, they begin taking education classes.

Admissions Contact

Undergraduate Recruitment & Admissions

Academic Contact

Jeffrey D Thomas
Professor of Science Education and Earth and Space Sciences
Geological Sciences
Program Coordinator
STEM Education for Certified Teachers | MS
Nicolaus Copernicus Hall

Academic Department

Learning Outcomes

By the time of graduation, students will demonstrate proficiency in the following areas:

  1. Scientific literacy: Students will be able to identify, analyze, and apply earth science concepts, principles, laws, and theories.
  2. Ability to do science: Students will be able to interpret, analyze, and apply the Scientific Method and other related inquiry related skills, as well as quantitative methods, in the earth science lab.
  3. Communications: Students will be able to use oral and written communication to accurately and effectively convey earth science concepts.
  4. Technology literacy: Students will be able to select and accurately use appropriate tools, equipment, and technologies in the earth science lab.
  5. Research: Students will be able to locate, interpret, analyze, and/or conduct and present earth science research.