Department of Science Education


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Become part of the next generation of science teachers and educators to advance excellence and equity in STEM education.

Explore our new degree program(opens in new window): BS in Natural Sciences with an option in Science Education

Located in the College of Natural Sciences, the Department of Science Education is committed to providing all students a quality educational experience. Our faculty value and promote culturally inclusive learning spaces where diversity of thought and expression are valued, respected, appreciated, and celebrated. Our BS in Natural Sciences degree programs offers:

  • Low teacher-to-student ratio
  • Science courses designed for future science teachers and informal science educators
  • Local field trips and site investigations that apply scientific and engineering practices to ask questions and solve problems
  • Opportunities for early teaching experiences
  • Significant scholarship and grant opportunities
  • A professional network to support future science educators

For more information on science education career path options, see our Career Q&A.

Dr. Ben Van Dusen Awarded $2,050,450 Grant

Fall 2019 - Dr. Ben Van Dusen is awarded a $2,050,450 grant entitled, Developing Faculty Resources of Evidence-based Practices that Improve Learning and Equity in STEM from the National Science Foundation. More...