Why Study Science Teacher Education?

Major | Science | CAS/​CEBAH

Science teachers love inspiring their students to understand and appreciate the wonder of the world around them. At UWRF, you can specialize in physics education, chemistry education, biology education (life science) or geology education (earth and space science) to prepare you to teach science in grades 4-12. You'll get hands-on experience in labs and in K-12 classrooms as early as your first year at UWRF.


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One thing that I really value about my UWRF education is that I had small classes with a small group of my peers. My professors got to know me by name. I picked UWRF because I knew they had a strong history of preparing teachers and that was really important to me. I also loved that I got a lot of field experience. I was in many different schools where I got to practice teaching different grade levels.
Leah L., Middle School Science Teacher

Science Teacher Education

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Skills and Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to conduct modern scientific research.
  • Develop a deep understanding of scientific knowledge and practices in your selected emphasis area (biology, chemistry, physics or geology).
  • Gain knowledge across a broad spectrum of science areas.
  • Design, implement and assess teaching tools.
  • Create engaging learning environments for middle and high school classrooms

Types of Courses

  • Applied Supports for Diverse Learners in Science
  • Astronomy
  • Educational Psychology for Teachers
  • Environmental Geology
  • General Chemistry
  • Introduction to Teaching
  • Lab Research Experience
  • Methods for Teaching High School Science
  • Microbiology
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Potential Careers

UWRF's science teacher education programs prepare you for a career in education with teaching placements ranging from middle school science teachers to high school science specialists. We rank extremely high in  job placement and satisfaction and our graduates land teaching positions in Wisconsin, Minnesota and beyond each year. Although education is the main pathway for most of our science teacher education students, these majors in science areas allow flexibility if you change your mind later to pursue a career in science without education.

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