Integrated Comprehensive Science for Secondary Education

Integrated Science

A major in Integrated Comprehensive Science provides a solid foundation for teaching physical, earth/space and biological science courses. This major provides a route toward Michigan certification to teach integrated science, general science, biology, chemistry, physics, earth/space science and physical science for grades 7 through 12.

What distinguishes Cornerstone's Integrated Comprehensive Science program?

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. While God’s inspired word (the Bible) is the ultimate authority for all truth, His creation also provides us a window to glimpse some of the creativity, wisdom and beauty that are His. After completing this hands-on and challenging program, you will be well equipped to help middle and high school students encounter God by learning about the things He has made.

Petra Vande Zande '09

"I feel very blessed to be a part of the science department at Cornerstone. The one-on-one interaction with professors has been a valuable part of my education."

What can I do with a major in Integrated Comprehensive Science for Secondary Education?

With this major, you can teach a variety of science classes to middle and high school students. In addition, the coursework lays a solid foundation for further studies pursuing an advanced degree.

Where are placements available for student teachers in the Integrated Comprehensive Science program?

Students in this major spend a semester student teaching at schools throughout west Michigan.

What are graduates of the Integrated Comprehensive Science for Secondary Education program doing now?

Graduates are readily finding teaching positions throughout Michigan.

With a major in Integrated Comprehensive Science for Secondary Education, what classes will I take?

You will take classes in botany, genetics, chemistry, physics, astronomy, geology, evolution and origins, and a variety of education courses.