An integrated science certification allows teachers to teach all the major science disciplines at the intended grade level.

Calvin University 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.

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Faculty in Science Education teach and research effective teaching in science. Members of the Science Education Group teach physical and life science methods and content courses, supervise student teachers, mentor undergraduate and graduate research in science education, conduct teacher professional development, and advise in the education program.

Faculty have secured grants related to teaching science effectively through various agencies, such as the National Science Foundation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Michigan Department of Education, and the Environmental Protection Agency. These grants provide opportunities for:

  • research in science education on science reasoning, the nature of science, and inquiry based science teaching
  • research experiences in science education for graduate and undergraduate students
  • teacher professional development in the U.S. and developing countries
  • designing informal science programs
  • science curriculum development.

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:


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