General Science Certification

If you are working to become a secondary school teacher, you may also complete the general science certification.

What Will I Learn?

This program allows you to satisfy the requirements for additional certification in general science. It requires course completion across the areas of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science and earth-space science.

What are the requirements for this degree?

To meet the requirements for additional certification, you must complete courses in:

  • Biology (9 credits)
  • Chemistry (8 credits)
  • Physics (9 credits)
  • Mathematics (8 credits)
  • Computer Science (3 credits)
  • Earth-Space Science (3 credits)


What Types of Careers Could I Get With This Degree?

Secondary certification prepares you to teach in grades 7-12 in Pennsylvania, as well as in more than 40 states with reciprocal agreements.

What Kinds of Experiences Could I Have?

As you prepare to become a teacher, you will participate in hands-on learning experiences such as:

  • Observation of classes in elementary, secondary and community college settings
  • Observations of physically challenged and exceptional learners
  • Student teaching placements

To complement your academic journey, you can join many different student groups to network, seek leadership opportunities and gain hands-on experience that looks great on a resume.