The Education Integrated Science Program at Eastern Michigan University offers undergraduate programs that lead to state endorsements. Our graduates find jobs as classroom teachers.

Undergraduate Programs

The Education Integrated Science programs include a BS in Elementary Education Integrated Science or Secondary Education Integrated Science and an Education Integrated Science minor. Along with the liberal arts requirements, the Elementary Education program leads to teacher certification for K-8 grades in a classroom teaching all subjects. The Secondary education programs prepare for certification to teach in 6-12 grade Integrated Science classrooms.

  • Elementary Education Integrated Science Comprehensive [BS]

    What You Will Learn

    In addition to the elementary curriculum, you will study astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics. You will also learn to plan and execute child-centered learning experiences for children in grades K-5.

    Opportunities

    Certified teachers with the Elementary Integrated Science (DI) endorsement can teach grades K-5 all subjects as well as grades 6-8 self-contained classrooms and 6-8 Integrated Science. By pursuing this major you will have the science knowledge and training to take a leadership role in science education at the elementary and middle school grades. Having this expertise in science makes for a very marketable elementary teaching degree. Teaching science at the middle school level is also a very rewarding profession. In either case, you have the opportunity to get students excited about science at an early age.

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  • Elementary Education Integrated Science Minor

    The Elementary Education Integrated Science Minor, along with skills acquired through a major course of study, prepares you to teach Integrated Science in grades K-8.

    What You Will Learn

    You will learn general science components - biology, chemistry, earth science and physics - life science, weather and climate, and universal exploration along with methods for teaching sciences as appropriate for young children.

    Opportunities

    Successful completion of this minor, in the context of other program requirements, qualifies you for recommendation for endorsement in Integrated Science (DI). Certified teachers with the Integrated Science (DI) endorsement are able to teach in grades K-5 as well as grades 6-8 self-contained classrooms.

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  • Secondary Education Integrated Science Comprehensive [BS]

    What You Will Learn

    You will learn the general science components – biology, chemistry, earth science and physics – along with the professional course sequence for certification through the College of Education.

    Opportunities

    Certified teachers in Michigan with the Integrated Science (DI) endorsement can teach a variety of sciences in 6-12th grade classrooms. As a student in this program, you may seek advising, apply for scholarships, and participate in activities both in the Department of Physics & Astronomy in the College of Arts and Sciences, the home department for this major, and in the Department of Teacher Education in the College of Education, home of the professional teaching courses.

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At a Glance

Bachelor's

  • Average of 133 credit hours depending on minor
  • Average time to complete 4.5 years
  • On campus
  • No minor required

Minor

  • Average 24-25 credit hours depending on courses
  • Must be taken with a major course of study
  • On campus

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