Integrated Science for Secondary Education

Science for Secondary Teachers

The integrated science for secondary 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, 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.

"Teaching science at CU provides an opportunity to share with students a holistic picture of the creation. Not only do we dig deeply into the sciences, but we also delve into our relationship with the Creator of all we study."  Dr. Rob Keys, Associate Professor of Science

What distinguishes Cornerstone's Integrated Science for Secondary 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 middle and high school students encounter God by learning about the things he has made.

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

This major will allow you to work toward an endorsement to teach almost all sciences at the 7th to 12th grades. It is currently one of the most sought after teaching endorsements around the United States.

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

Students in this major spend a semester student teaching in science classrooms in schools throughout West Michigan or may even choose to student teach internationally.

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

Every graduate with this degree is teaching in a secondary classroom! Our students have filled teaching positions around the United States and the World. Our students are teaching in such diverse places as Michigan, Arizona, Utah, Thailand and Bangladesh.

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

Experience a variety of the sciences with courses in Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science and Physics. Classes are designed to challenge you to think about God’s creation in a variety of ways that will strengthen your faith.