Science Education

School of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership

Bachelor's Degree Program

Biology, Science Education, B.S.

The Secondary Education B.S.- Science Education Biology program offers students the option of two tracks: Science Education- Biology Track and Science Education – Biology Lifelong Learning Track (non-certification). The Education Track is appropriate for students interested in opportunities for employment with formal 6-12 schools that require certification. The Lifelong Learning Track is appropriate for students seeking opportunities for employment outside of formal K-12 schools that do not require certification.

The Biology-Science Education B.S. program meets the educational eligibility criteria for certification in Biology (6-12) in the State of Florida. Graduates of this Florida state-approved teacher preparation program who have passed all three portions of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE), will qualify for a Professional Florida Educator’s Certificate. Graduates of the program who wish to teach in another U.S. state or country, may require additional eligibility criteria to qualify for licensure and/or certification in those locations. We are unable to confirm the licensure and/or certification requirements of other states or countries. Therefore, if you intend to pursue such credentialing in another state or elsewhere, it is advised that you to contact the applicable state or country credentialing authority to familiarize yourself with its specific requirements and determine if this program meets the applicable eligibility criteria. If you have additional questions in this regard, please contact edstudserv@ucf.edu to assist you in your career planning.

Chemistry, Science Education, B.S.

The Secondary Education B.S. – Science Education Chemistry program offers students the option of two tracks: Science Education – Chemistry Track and Science Education – Chemistry Lifelong Learning Track (non-certification). The Education Track is appropriate for students interested in opportunities for employment with formal, 6-12 schools that require certification. The Lifelong Learning Track is appropriate for students seeking opportunities for employment outside formal, K-12 schools that do not require certification.

The Chemistry-Science Education B.S. program meets the educational eligibility criteria for certification in Chemistry (6-12) in the State of Florida. Graduates of this Florida state-approved teacher preparation program who have passed all three portions of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE), will qualify for a Professional Florida Educator’s Certificate. Graduates of the program who wish to teach in another U.S. state or country, may require additional eligibility criteria to qualify for licensure and/or certification in those locations. We are unable to confirm the licensure and/or certification requirements of other states or countries. Therefore, if you intend to pursue such credentialing in another state or elsewhere, it is advised that you to contact the applicable state or country credentialing authority to familiarize yourself with its specific requirements and determine if this program meets the applicable eligibility criteria. If you have additional questions in this regard, please contact edstudserv@ucf.edu to assist you in your career planning.

Physics, Science Education, B.S.

The Secondary Education B.S. – Science Education Physics program offers students the option of two tracks: Science Education – Physics Track and Science Education – Physics Lifelong Learning Track (non-certification). The Education Track is appropriate for students interested in opportunities for employment in formal, 6-12 schools that require certification. The Lifelong Learning Track is appropriate for students seeking opportunities for employment outside formal, K-12 schools that do not require certification.

The Physics-Science Education B.S. program meets the educational eligibility criteria for certification in Physics (6-12) in the State of Florida. Graduates of this Florida state-approved teacher preparation program who have passed all three portions of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE), will qualify for a Professional Florida Educator’s Certificate. Graduates of the program who wish to teach in another U.S. state or country, may require additional eligibility criteria to qualify for licensure and/or certification in those locations. We are unable to confirm the licensure and/or certification requirements of other states or countries. Therefore, if you intend to pursue such credentialing in another state or elsewhere, it is advised that you to contact the applicable state or country credentialing authority to familiarize yourself with its specific requirements and determine if this program meets the applicable eligibility criteria. If you have additional questions in this regard, please contact edstudserv@ucf.edu to assist you in your career planning.

Minor

Science Education, Undergraduate Minor

The Science Education minor is intended for non-Science Education majors. It is well suited for students majoring in another secondary content area or as an area for students enrolled in Interdisciplinary Studies. This minor is available for students in the 2008 catalog year and beyond. This minor is not available to students in pending status in a College of Education and Human Performance major.