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Integrated Science Education (Grades 7-12)

Bachelor of Science in Education


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The Bachelor of Science in Education degree with an Adolescent/Young Adult (AYA) Integrated Science major provides graduates with the opportunity to teach in 7-12th grade schools in all the major science disciplines (biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics) while concentrating in one science area. Candidates are exposed to state-of-the-art teaching methods and science/math courses as well as teaching in diverse settings, taking English Language Learner (ELL) methods, experiencing elective Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education methods, and engaging in real world scientific research as part of their program.

Contact Info

Ann Haley MacKenzie, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Teacher Education

401 McGuffey Hall

210 E. Spring St., Oxford, OH 45056


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Curriculum and Courses

The Integrated Science major requires a series of courses in the major science area of your choice as well as a solid background in the other science areas. Some of the courses you will take in this major include:

  • BIO 115 Biological Concepts: Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, and Diversity
  • CHM 141/144 College Chemistry + Lab
  • EDP 201 Human Development and Learning in Social and Educational Contexts
  • EDP 301A Assessment and Evaluation in Educational Settings
  • TCE 431 Adolescent Science Methods

At Miami, there is something for everyone.

Course Catalog

Career Options

This major prepares you to teach any course offered in the science department of a junior or senior high school. Some Science Education majors combine teacher licensure with an Arts and Science major. Additionally, students who obtain additional education may choose to pursue roles in educational administration.

Additional Opportunities

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Why Teach?
  • Urban Cohort

    Urban Cohort

    The Urban Cohort is a community-based approach to teacher education. Miami faculty and Urban Cohort students collaborate with high-need schools and community-based organizations to prepare teachers who are grounded in the life of the community.

    Learn about Urban Cohort
  • Teacher Job Fair

    Teacher Job Fair

    Miami’s annual teaching-specific job fair connects our undergraduate and alumni teacher candidates with school districts from across the country.

  • The Miami University in Luxembourg campus. A chateau covered in ivy.

    Student Teaching Abroad

    By teaching abroad, Miami pre-service candidates can broaden their horizons by gaining an increased understanding of cultural differences, compare and contrast schools abroad with those in the United States, and gain confidence in their teaching abilities.

    About Teaching Abroad


  • My professors were so inspiring, and my science teaching methods classes taught me practical and effective techniques to actively engage my students in science learning.  (I still use these techniques when planning my lessons today!)  Teaching can be challenging, but I can confidently report that you really CAN make a difference for your students.

    Allie Mondini
    Walnut Hills High School, Cincinnati Public Schools, Cincinnati, OH

Facts and Stats

Your college experience here will be one of the most exciting times of your life. To make sure of this, we’ll provide you with a powerful support system.

  • 90% First-to-second year retention

    Miami University Data

  • 21st Among Public Universities in the United States for Four-Year Graduation Rate

    The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac

  • 96% of 2018-2019 graduates who were employed or furthering their education by fall 2019

    Miami University Data

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This is Where Your Journey to Miami University Begins.

Explore what it means to be a college student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where students prepare to go anywhere and everywhere. We’ll be here to help every step of the way as you prepare for college admission, enrollment, and success.

Students declare a pre-major in a Teacher Education program at the time of university admission or as soon as possible. After declaring a pre-major, students must apply for acceptance to a cohort-a group of students selected to experience certain parts of the program together. Selection is limited for each cohort to ensure quality instruction; those applicants with the greatest potential for academic success are selected for each cohort. Admission to Miami University or to the College of Education, Health, and Society as a pre-major neither implies nor guarantees selection to a cohort.

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