Integrated Sciences Education Major
Teaching science in today's classroom requires you to be knowledgeable in biology, chemistry, physics and more. Enroll as an Integrated Sciences major and become licensed to teach the sciences to adolescent students.
What You'll Study
Science teachers prepare the minds of the next generation of scientists, doctors, engineers and science educators. In the Integrated Sciences Education major, you'll lay a foundation in the discipline so that you may share your knowledge of the sciences with your students.
In the program, you'll choose one of the following concentrations:
While you'll still complete coursework in all four areas, a majority of your classes will focus on your concentration.
Your coursework will begin with a First Year Experience course that will provide you with everything you need to know about YSU and the Middle Childhood Teacher Education program. You will complete an Introduction to Education class where you will have an opportunity to tutor elementary children. Other courses will allow you to spend time in the schools observing, co-teaching and teaching lessons on your own. A preclinical experience occurs prior to student teaching where you spend over 100 hours in your two content areas. The culminating experience is a semester-long student teaching placement.
While you'll have classes in all areas, Integrated Sciences Education majors choose from one of the four following concentrations: