Degree
B.S.Ed.
Program Type
Undergraduate
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Integrated Science Education Program Overview

Do you have a passion for teaching and a fascination with science? In our science education programs, you can study what you love and earn a Bachelor of Science in Education degree plus a license to teach in grades 7-12. Ashland’s teacher training programs are highly regarded, so you can proceed straight from graduation to the head of a middle or high school science classroom.

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Delivery Format

In Person

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Credit Hours

131-133

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Time to Complete

4 years

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Tuition

How Do I Know if This Program Is Right for Me?

If you have a strong interest in various scientific fields, enjoy exploring connections between different areas of science and are dedicated to fostering scientific literacy and inquiry skills in students, teaching high school integrated science may be a rewarding choice for you. Additionally, if you value hands-on learning experiences, are enthusiastic about sharing your knowledge and are committed to supporting students' academic growth and development, pursuing a career in high school integrated science education could be a fulfilling and impactful journey for you.

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Professor Saunders with students at Canfield Preserve

Learning Experiences

In your freshman year, you will observe a middle or high school classroom to learn first-hand what the teaching experience is like. Gradually over the next three years, your time in that classroom will increase, as will your responsibilities. Your senior year will culminate with student teaching, giving you practical experience as an educator.

You can also look forward to:

  • Learning in state-of-the-art facilities, classrooms and laboratories with modern texts, collections and equipment.
  • Working with professors who are outstanding educators and well-respected scientists so you will be confident and qualified to teach science classes.
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Sample Curriculum

We provide two distinct tracks within our Integrated Science Education program: one requiring General Physics and the other the more advanced University Physics. Both tracks provide a solid foundation for aspiring science educators. Additionally, for those with a particular interest in biology and life sciences, we offer a specialized Biology Life Sciences Education program.

Learn more about the Integrated Science Education curriculum by reviewing the Academic Catalog and Four-Year Curriculum Guides:

Dean's Scholarship

The Dean's Scholarship was created to enhance the undergraduate academic experience for new first-time and transfer students enrolled in a major within the College of Arts & Sciences. It is a merit-based, renewable scholarship of $1,500 that can be "stacked" on top of other awarded AU academic scholarships. In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in unique academic communities with a focus on career coaching and preparation.

Graduate Outcomes

With your blended expertise in education and science, you can expect to start teaching soon after graduation. In fact, graduates of our science education program are in demand by schools across the country.

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Career Opportunities

In 2022, the median income of a high school teacher with a bachelor’s degree was $62,360. Despite limited employment growth, about 67,100 openings for high school teachers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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Contact Information

Corbin, Rebecca
Rebecca Corbin, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics
Professor of Chemistry
423 Kettering Science Center
Stephen Denney
Stephen Denney, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Teacher Education
Associate Professor of Education
123 Dwight Schar College of Education