Earth And Space Science Secondary Education

Degree: B.S.E.

Explore the field of earth science with the goal of becoming a passionate middle or high school teacher through Millersville University's Earth and Space Science Secondary Education program.

Why Study This Program?

Explore your appreciation for the complexities of earth and space while learning how to share that passion with 7th to 12th grade students through Millersville University's Earth and Space Science Secondary Education program. This collaborative program is designed for students interested in pursuing careers as middle school or high school educators in the field of earth sciences. You will expand your knowledge of the sciences through the earth sciences department while also gaining practical skills through the educational foundations department.

MU's Secondary Education program maintains partnerships with liberal arts departments to provide education courses, field experiences and co-advisors for future teachers interested in teaching 7th to 12th grade students. By successfully completing this program, you will earn a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.E.) degree with a certification in Earth and Space Science Education and be prepared for Pennsylvania licensure exams.

Millersville University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and approved by the American Association of University Women.

What Will You Learn?

The knowledgeable faculty members of Millersville University's Earth and Space Science Secondary Education program believe that because earth science requires a basic understanding of the physical world as revealed by the physical sciences, future earth science teachers should have a solid grounding in the physical sciences in addition to a strong preparation in earth system science. Thus, this program includes extensive coursework in chemistry, physics and mathematics. In addition, the members of the earth sciences faculty maintain active research programs specifically geared to the participation and training of future teachers.

All MU education programs involve a Foundations Block which explores modern teaching and the psychology of teaching, Professional Blocks which focus on instructional technology and positive learning environments, and a semester of student teaching.