Cornerstone University's integrated science education program offers two tracks, one for elementary education and another for secondary education.
The integrated science education (elementary) major creates a solid foundation for teaching physical and biological science courses. The program provides you with a route toward Michigan certification to teach integrated science, general science, biology, chemistry, physics, earth/space science and physical science for grades K through 8.
The integrated science education (secondary) major provides a route toward Michigan certification to teach integrated science, general science, science, biology, chemistry, physics, earth/space science and physical science for grades 7 through 12. This major is combined with a minor in any other teaching discipline but is often strongest with a minor in chemistry or biology.
Science at Cornerstone is taught from the point of view that we can learn more about our Creator by studying and caring for His creation. It gives us a window to glimpse his creativity, wisdom and beauty. After completing this hands-on and challenging program, you will be well equipped to help students encounter God by learning about the things He has made.
Integrated science education is an excellent program for students with a passion for sharing their scientific curiosity with others. As a science teacher, you will need a broad understanding of math and science as well as the ability to communicate that knowledge to students who may be learning it for the first time.
With this major, you can teach a variety of science classes to elementary and middle school students. In addition, your course work at Cornerstone lays a solid foundation for further studies pursuing an advanced degree.
From personable faculty to one-on-one advising appointments, we have resources to support you in reaching your goals and being successful in your classes.
See our sample degree plan for the list of classes you'll take as an integrated science education major.
Secondary education majors with a TESOL minor may qualify for advanced standing in our Master of Arts in TESOL program. This gives you the option to earn two degrees—a bachelor's degree and a master's degree—in as few as five years.
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of traditional undergraduate education students from the class of 2019 were working or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.
Importantly, our recent graduates also shared that they love their work. Of respondents, 88 percent reported a genuine interest in what they are doing.