Becoming a Science Teacher
Prerequisites to the Secondary Science/ESL Teacher Certification Program
- Relevant undergraduate degree
- Coursework or experience that spans the necessary content domains
- Passing an approved content examination
Most students complete the Praxis II: Subject Assessments/Specialty Area Tests through the Educational Testing Service (ETS)—General Science Exam # 5435. A passing score is 154. This test may be taken after you have been admitted into the program, but must be passed prior to the commencement of Summer 1 course work.
Applicants need to have (or have completed by June) a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts with a major in one or more of the following areas:
If you do not have one of these degrees, and believe you have a special case for consideration, including significant professional experience, or comparable university courses, you may send an email to Professor John Rudolph explaining your situation.
Prior to admission, all applicants must demonstrate competency in the following general areas through coursework or other experiences.
For content competencies required for each of the certification areas offered in science, please see the information at the links listed below:
The admissions process of the Master of Science in C&I -Secondary Education is highly competitive. The Program will select students in each subject area for admission based on the following: