BS in Science Education

Trine University, United States Ranked #60 in North America

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Next enrollment cycle

January 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 47,649

Course Accredited By

THLC

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree

The national demand for science educators in secondary settings continues to grow. As a graduate of the Bachelor of Science with a major in science education program at Trine University, you will be equipped to meet a critical need and prepared to impact the lives of students as a science educator.

The degree: Specialize in chemistry or biology

The Bachelor of Science with a major in science education program focuses on the interdisciplinary nature of curriculum by designing and implementing classroom learning through multiple instructional strategies.

Coursework in chemistry education includes:

  • Organic chemistry
  • Physical chemistry
  • Biochemistry

Coursework in biology/life sciences education includes:

  • Human anatomy
  • Plant biology
  • Animal biology
  • Environmental biology
  • Microbiology
  • Genetics

Trine University offers special education licensure programs for preschool through 12th grade, allowing certain secondary education programs to add special education licensure to an existing content area within their four-year degree program at Trine. If you are interested in pursuing special education licensure, talk to your faculty advisor.

The experience: Perform science while getting extensive time in the classroom

The Bachelor of Science with a major in science education has challenging learning experiences guided by faculty in the arts and sciences as well as in the Franks School of Education.  You will complete extensive clinical experiences throughout their programs to give them direct contact with today's classrooms.

The result: Be prepared for your teaching career

Graduates from the Franks School of Education have demonstrated high levels of success, including:

  • 100 percent of recently surveyed principals indicated the Franks School of Education provided teacher training that was relevant, effective, and improved P-12 student learning.
  • 100 percent of recently surveyed graduates indicated the Franks School of Education provided teacher training that was relevant, effective, and improved P-12 student learning.
  • 100 percent of graduates shared they would recommend others coming to Trine University to become a teacher.

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • August 2022

Admission requirements for transfer students:

  • Transfer students applying to the Allen School of Engineering and Computing must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and a grade of “C” or better in Calculus I, Chemistry I, and College Composition.
  • Transfer students applying to the Franks School of Education must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.
  • Transfer students applying to the Rinker Ross School of Health Sciences must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.
  • Transfer students applying to the Ketner School of Business and the Jannen School of Arts and Sciences must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.  

High School Transcripts:

  • Request your high school to send a copy of your current transcript to Trine.
  • Transcripts can be submitted via mail, fax, Parchment, screenshot, and e-mail.
  • Trine University is Test Optional for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years. "Test-optional" means that standardized tests are not required from high school students when they are considered for admission to Trine University.  Of course, students can still choose to submit their test scores, however, those scores will be considered to be only part of the student’s overall academic record.  
  • High school students can take the American College Test (ACT) and/or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and request that scores be sent to Trine.
  • The University's code numbers are 1250 for the ACT and 1811 for the SAT.  
  • Test scores can be submitted via mail, fax, Parchment, screenshot, or e-mail and may be sent FREE from College Board to your counselor at any time.

Total Credit Hours - 120

Life Sciences/Biology Curriculum

A total of 120 credit hours are required to earn a Bachelor of science in life-sciences/biology education. The courses you need to complete to be eligible for licensure in Indiana may change from what is presented. New requirements for licensure have been approved by the IDOE/OEEL and the governor. When new standards are developed and additional interpretations of the new licensing requirements are made, changes will be made on this website.

• General Education - 32-33 hours

• MA 113 College Algebra

• MA 123 or MA 134 Trigonometry or Calculus I

• CH 104 General Chemistry I

• CH 114 General Chemistry II

• ENG 153 Introduction to Literature

• PSY 113 Principles of Psychology

• EDU 273 Issues in American Education

• ENG 143 College Composition

• HUM 203 Humanities Seminar

• SP 203 or COM 163 Effective Speaking or Interpersonal Communication

Additional Requirements - 10-11 credit hours

• UE 101 University Experience

• Free Electives - 9-10 credit hours - Electives are determined in conjunction

with an advisor and based on student career objectives.

Biology Content - 35 hours

• BIO 114 Principles of Biology

• BIO 124 Principles of Biology II

• BIO 154 Basic Human Anatomy & Physiology

• BIO 304 Plant Biology

• BIO 314 Animal Biology

• BIO 324 Microbiology

• BIO 334 Environmental Biology

• BIO 343 Cell Physiology

• BIO 414 Genetics

Professional Studies Grades 5-12 - 45 Hours

• EDU 111 Education Exploration  

• EDU 211 Education Immersion  

• EDU 232 Educational Psychology for the Middle & Secondary Teacher

• EDU 301 Instructional Design Practicum  

• EDU 303 Instructional Design  

• EDU 312 Exceptional Learners

• EDU 322 Culturally Responsive Teaching

• EDU 331 Literacy in the Content Area Practicum

• EDU 332 Literacy in the Content Area  

• EDU 362 Classroom Behavior & Environment

• EDU 411 Middle School Methods

• EDU 412 The Middle School

• EDU 422 Middle School Practicum

• EDU 431 Secondary Methods Practicum

• EDU 442 Secondary Methods  

• EDU 462 Educational Measurement  

• EDU 463 Educational Media and Technology  

• EDU 470 Student Teaching

• EDU 482 Student Teaching Seminar

Chemistry Curriculum

A total of 120 credit hours are required to earn a Bachelor of science in chemistry education. The courses you need to complete to be eligible for licensure in Indiana may change from what is presented. New requirements for licensure have been approved by the IDOE/OEEL and the governor. When new standards are developed and additional interpretations of the new licensing requirements are made, changes will be made on this website.

• General Education - 30 credit hours

• MA 134 Calculus I

• MA 164 Calculus II

• PH 224 University Physics I

• ENG 153 Introduction to Literature

• PSY 113 Principles of Psychology

• EDU 273 Issues in American Education

• ENG 143 College Composition

• HUM 203 Humanities Seminar

• SP 203 or COM 163 Effective Speaking or Interpersonal Communication

Additional Requirements - 9 credit hours

• UE 101 University Experience

• Free Electives - 8 credit hours-Electives are determined in conjunction with an advisor and based on student career objectives

Chemistry Content - 39 credit hours

• CH 104 General Chemistry I

• CH 114 General Chemistry II

• CH 234 Quantitative Analysis

• CH 324 Chemical Instrument Analysis and Laboratory

• CH 344 Inorganic Chemistry

• CH 353/351 Physical Chemistry I and Laboratory

• CH 434 Biochemistry I

• MA 213 Calculus III

Professional Studies Grades 5-12 - 42 credit hours

• EDU 111 Education Exploration  

• EDU 211 Education Immersion

• EDU 232 Educational Psychology for the Middle & Secondary Teacher

• EDU 301 Instructional Design Practicum  

• EDU 303 Instructional Design  

• EDU 312 Exceptional Learners

• EDU 322 Culturally Responsive Teaching

• EDU 331 Literacy in the Content Area Practicum

• EDU 332 Literacy in the Content Area  

• EDU 362 Classroom Behavior & Environment

• EDU 411 Middle School Practicum

• EDU 412 The Middle School

• EDU 422 Middle School Methods

• EDU 431 Secondary Methods Practicum

• EDU 442 Secondary Methods

• EDU 462 Educational Measurement  

• EDU 463 Educational Media and Technology  

• EDU 470 Student Teaching

• EDU 482 Student Teaching Seminar

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