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Science Education

Department of Physics
Sattgast Hall 218-755-2920


Dr. John Truedson (Coordinator;, 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.

See Section II, Enrollment for required high school preparation.

Recommended High School Courses

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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