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Science Education

Department of Physics
Sattgast Hall 218-755-2920


Faculty

Dr. John Truedson (Coordinator; jtruedson@bemidjistate.edu), Dr. Timothy Kroeger, Dr. Julie Larson


Areas of Study


While the term "science" is applied generally to the study of natural phenomena, in the Science degree program at Bemidji State University it applies to a combined study of the life, earth, and physical sciences in the context of teacher certification for grades 5-8. This "broad science" degree is favored by school districts for their junior high/middle school science positions. Students in the Teacher Licensure Grades 5-12 degree program are also required to select at least one specialty for grades 9-12 from one of the following science areas: Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Life Science, or Physics.
Preparation

See Section II, Enrollment for required high school preparation.

Recommended High School Courses
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Algebra
Trigonometry

Second Majors and Minors

Students are encouraged to discuss with their advisor the option of a second major or minor that might strengthen or complement their major.

Career Directions

Middle School Teacher
Junior High School Teacher
High School Science Teacher

Credit Requirement

Transfer Students: At least one-third of the credits to be included in the major must be successfully completed at Bemidji State University.


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