Science Education

Description

Science teaching is a highly rewarding career that is also a high-demand profession. As society grows ever more technically demanding and technology dependent, America needs a population that understands and appreciates science. That means well-trained science teachers. The science education program at UW-Stout will prepare you for a career in teaching science at the middle school and secondary levels. Graduates of the program are eligible for broadfield science licensure in Wisconsin.

Students who plan to teach may wish to consider the TEACH Grant, a new federal program that provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. UW-Stout currently participates in the TEACH Grant program.

The Science Education program offers preparation for major certifications in biology, broadfield science, chemistry and physics; and minor certifications in biology, broadfield science, chemistry, earth and space, environmental science and physics.


High School Preparation


Careers

The UW-Stout science education program prepares you for science teaching certifications: major certifications in biology, broadfield science, chemistry and physics; and minor certifications in biology, broadfield science, chemistry, earth and space, environmental science and physics. These certifications have been approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). Broadfield science certification allows teachers to teach any science course up to grade 10 and any basic or general science course in grades 11 and 12. Biology, chemistry, and physics certifications are needed to teach those subject areas in grades 11 and 12.

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» Sample Freshman Schedule

Fall
Freshman English - Composition or Freshman English - Honors I
Fundamentals of Speech
Introduction to Science Education
Calculus I
Psychology

Spring
Freshman English – Reading or Freshman English – Honors II
Statistical Methods
Foundations of Education
Science, Society and the Environment
Modern World

See our Undergraduate Bulletin for more information on these courses.

» Courses You May Take in the Major

Introduction to Science Education
Overview of science education, responsibilities of science teachers, history of science education, literature and organizations in the field, current issues in science education.

Capstone: Science Education
Synthesis of material learned in the Science Education program and study of educational research, evidence-based practice, and professional development.

Student Teaching – Science Education
Student teaching experiences in science education.

Organismal Biology
Introduction to the biological sciences, including evolution, an overview of life's diversity, plant biology, animal biology, and ecology. Emphasis on scientific thought processes, laboratory skills, and communication skills.

College Chemistry I
Principles of inorganic chemistry, properties of important elements and compounds.

College Chemistry II
Reactions and properties of common elements and inorganic compounds; oxidation-reduction and solution equilibria; electrochemistry. Lab work in qualitative analysis for common ions.

College Physics I
Calculus-based general physics course: mechanics and thermodynamics with laboratory.

College Physics II
Calculus-based general physics course: electricity, sound, light and selected topics in modern physics with laboratory.

 

See our Undergraduate Bulletin for more information on these courses.

 

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Contact Information

Kevin Mason, Program Director
225G Communication Technologies
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751-0790

Phone: 715/232-5609
E-Mail: masonk@uwstout.edu


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