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.