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Secondary Science Education Program


The Bachelor's of Science in Education, Secondary Science has four concentrations that allows students to gain a deep knowledge and understanding of their chosen field, while maintaining an broader knowledge of another discipline.

The Comprehensive Science Education program prepares students to teach science at the secondary level. The program reflects the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards, and includes:

  • An introductory Science Education class (SCI 150)
  • An inquiry-based Nature of Science class (SCI 301)
  • Upper level content in the concentration area
  • A capstone research experience in the concentration area

The program provides students the theoretical and practical framework to be informed, effective, and innovative inquiry-based practitioners.

Why Teach?

Qualified teachers are in demand across the country.

Once graduated, you'll be certified and highly qualified to teach your chosen discipline and any of the other three in North Carolina, and your teaching license will be reciprocal in more than 40 other states.


Experiential Learning + Research

There also are opportunities to work with young people in out-of-the-classroom settings such as camps, enrichment programs, and schools-at-sea programs, and in non-traditional science education programs in science centers, museums, science centers, zoos, botanical gardens, aquaria, conservation groups, and advocacy organizations, to name but a few options. 

Contact the Program

Frank Forcino

Associate Professor

Secondary Science Education Program Director

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