Science Education – Teaching the next generation
You want to teach because teaching matters. You remember a science teacher who made a difference in your life, and you want to have that same impact on many children’s lives. It is rewarding to experience the excitement and challenges of working in a classroom.
In classes of 20 or fewer teacher education students, you will interact, collaborate and learn through strategies you will someday use as a teacher. Franks School of Education faculty will guide you both on campus and in area schools.
Hands-on learning begins your first year in Freshman Practicum. You observe students in lower elementary, upper elementary, middle school, high school and alternative school classrooms. Each year, your involvement with children at field sites increases. You move from observing to assisting and from teaching some lessons to teaching many lessons. Finally, your student teaching experience allows you to assume all classroom responsibilities for an extended period of time.
Areas of study
As a Trine science education major, you will prepare for licensure in the content area of your choice, including:
Trine teacher education graduates enjoy tremendous success. They are currently passing the examinations required for licensure in Indiana at a rate of 100 percent. Many work in school districts throughout Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, while others are employed all over the United States, from California to Florida and from Texas to North Carolina.
Teacher preparation programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (caepnet.org) and the Indiana Department of Education/Office of Licensing and Development.
Franks School of Education Office: 260.665.4121