Science teacher education
Middle childhood education license
The middle childhood license: science concentration is for teaching any science subject in grades 4-9.
The middle childhood license requires concentration in two areas. Many students choose a science and math combination because there is some overlap in requirements, but science can also be combined with language arts or social studies. Middle childhood teachers are not required to complete a science major; rather, they complete a middle childhood education degree from the education department.
To obtain this license the student completes:
- a major in middle childhood education
- specific cousework for a concentration in science
- specific coursework for a concentration in another area
- field experience including student teaching
If the student chooses this major early and follows the recommended program, this license (including student teaching) can be completed in four academic years.