Explore the Sciences
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.
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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
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.
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
Miami’s annual teaching-specific job fair connects our undergraduate and alumni teacher candidates with school districts from across the country.
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.
Walnut Hills High School, Cincinnati Public Schools, Cincinnati, OH
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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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