BSc in Education in Secondary Education - Earth Science

General

Program Description

This degree firmly grounds future teachers and curriculum specialists in earth science—including physical and applied geology, oceanography, the planets, field methods, etc. Students also explore biology, chemistry, physics, math, and the philosophies of science for a well-rounded program.

This program is nationally recognized by the National Science Teachers Association.

This program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Education in Secondary Education - Earth Science?

If you're fascinated by geology and interested in teaching high-school students about science, earning a degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis on Earth Science is the way to go. Not only will you take Earth Sciences classes, you'll also complete teacher-preparation courses to earn a recommendation for your certification.

As an Earth Sciences teacher, you'll motivate and inspire your students to love the sciences. You'll graduate with the knowledge and teaching skills necessary to lead a productive classroom and shape an exceptional educational experience for every student you reach.

Note: You must apply and be accepted to the College of Education's teacher education program in addition to being admitted to the university.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:

  • Secondary school teacher
  • Tutor
  • Reading specialist
  • Curriculum specialist

With further education, one of these paths is possible:

  • Counselor
  • School psychologist
  • Curriculum specialist
  • Superintendent

University Requirements

To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below.

  • All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements.
  • All requirements for your specific academic plan(s).
  • At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work.
  • At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc.
  • A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University.

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff
Last updated Feb 2018

About the School

Northern Arizona University is a public university offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees of high quality and societal value. As a student, you are at the center of the NAU experi ... Read More

Northern Arizona University is a public university offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees of high quality and societal value. As a student, you are at the center of the NAU experience, which is guided by a dedicated and distinguished faculty committed to teaching, individual engagement, and research excellence. Read less