Integrated Comprehensive Science for Elementary Education

Integrated Science Elementary

The integrated science for elementary teachers major provides a solid foundation for teaching physical 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 K through 8.

What distinguishes Cornerstone's Integrated Comprehensive Science for Elementary Education 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 his creativity, wisdom and beauty. After completing this hands-on and challenging program, you will be well equipped to help elementary and middle students encounter God by learning about the things he has made.

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

With this major, you can teach a variety of science classes to elementary and middle 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 Science for Elementary Education program doing now?

Graduates are readily finding teaching positions throughout our nation.

Philip Rangel '07 | Science Teacher at Antwerp Local School in Ohio

"I'm in my second year of teaching at Antwerp Local School in rural northwest Ohio. I'm teaching freshman biology, advanced biology, anatomy and physiology and conservation. Also, I'm coaching high school golf and junior high track. I want to thank you and the rest of the science professors for investing in me. All the teachers went out of their way to build relationships in and out of the classroom. At Cornerstone, science course was more than a class - it was a community of learners."

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

You’ll take classes in zoology, anatomy and physiology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, geology and environmental science, and a variety of education courses.