The science education program is involved in teaching future elementary and secondary science teachers. Classes revolve around inquiry, which is a science process teaching approach and is based on content standards, and experimental learning to model the future teaching methods for students.
UNI focuses on preparing middle and high school teachers with the choice of six secondary science teaching majors: biology, earth science, physics, chemistry or general science teaching. With excellent faculty, 80 hours of field experience, as well as a full semester of student teaching, students are well prepared for starting their professional careers.
If you’ve taken courses at a two- or four-year institution other than UNI and want to get an idea of what courses will transfer, check out our Transfer Plan-It tool at https://cgi.access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/transfer/transferPlanIt.cgi?so=1.
BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
There are several scholarship opportunities for students. For a full list, visit https://www.science-ed.uni.edu/scholarship-opportunities.
The Science Education Resource Center (SERC) is a curriculum materials center for science for UNI students, faculty, and K through 12 science teachers. The SERC has print materials, including science tests, activity books, science standards and pedagogy materials.
Students in UNI’s educator preparation programs acquire more than 750 hours of hands-on classroom experience before graduation. This is done through more than 350 school district partnerships, 11 Iowa field experience centers, 7 U.S. field experience centers and more than 15 international field experience centers.
COMMON CAREER AREAS
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If you have questions about our program, please call the special education department office at 319-273-6061.