NOTE: Elementary major phasing out Fall 2021 - being replaced by either Elementary-Early Childhood Teaching and Learning (with Certification) (Fall 2021) or Middle School Science (est. Fall 2023).
The Education Integrated Science Program at Eastern Michigan University offers undergraduate programs that lead to state endorsements. Our graduates find jobs as classroom teachers.
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]
NOTE: New admittance to this program ends Fall 2021. Courses available for this program will be offered through Fall 2027. For information about the new elementary, Early Childhood Teaching and Learning program with certification, visit the catalog or schedule an appointment with an advisor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Read about the curriculum and course information.