An integrated science certification allows teachers to teach all the major science disciplines at the intended grade level.
Calvin College offers multiple ways to be certified to teach science. Students wanting both certification and the flexibility to teach any science course at the middle or high school level major in integrated science studies. Students in the elementary education program may choose integrated science as a minor or major to fill out their program.
Students who wish to teach high school science in specific disciplines, such as secondary biology, chemistry, geology, and/or physics, should consult the appropriate departmental website:
- Teacher Education program
- Biology department
- Chemistry department
- Geology department
- Physics department
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Calvin receives $1 million NSF grant to increase student retention in STEM
Calvin College faculty are working on finding solutions that will give every student an equal opportunity at success in STEM fields. News & Stories, November 8, 2018
New online resource equips Bible and science teachers
The Faith and Science Teaching (FAST) Project website provides science and Bible teachers with teaching activities, training materials, background essays, book reviews and more. News & Stories, February 28, 2017
Astronomy prof, student predict explosion that will change the night sky
A Calvin College professor and former student's bold prediction of a change coming to the night sky has moved significantly closer to reality. News & Stories, January 6, 2017
Calvin alum uses teaching experience to run a business
Melody VanderWeide '99 created a resourceful website for Grand Rapidian parents. News & Stories, September 9, 2016
Charting a new course for Plaster Creek
The Plaster Creek Stewards recently received two grants totaling $800K, allowing the group to expand its educational, research and restoration work in one of the state's most polluted watersheds. News & Stories, July 29, 2016
A teacher's teacher
Chemistry professor Crystal Bruxvoort is the recipient of the 2016 Calvin College Presidential Award for Exemplary Teaching. News & Stories, May 17, 2016
Story map project aims for ecological justice in Plaster Creek watershed
Students Annaka Scheeres and Charlotte Reynolds ’16 teamed up with Professor Jason Van Horn to create a digital story of the watershed and its populations. News & Stories, March 23, 2016