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Broad field science education

Broad Field Science Education

Exploring the world of science.

The sciences have been a part of your interests early on, yet that passion you have inside is ready to inspire others. With this in mind, the broad field science education program at Marian University allows you to not only learn more about the sciences, but also share that knowledge with students at the middle and high school levels.

The Program
The broad field science education program combines a balance of theory and practice through hands-on learning experiences, both in the areas of the sciences and in practical teaching opportunities. You’ll find personalized support and instruction from passionate faculty and staff, as well as engage in student teaching experiences as early as your sophomore year.

The Possibilities
As part of the broad field science education program, you’ll explore the world of science, with curriculum centered on biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science and physics. With Marian’s rich history in teaching educators for nearly 80 years, you’ll be met with quality instructors eager to work with you to achieve your goals.

The Results
The broad field science education program, coupled with a middle-secondary education license, allows you to teach any science class at the middle to high school level. You’ll find success after graduation, with four field experiences and a senior student teaching experience that prepares you for your future classroom. Graduates of the program who are also interested in teaching high school college preparatory classes, advanced placement courses or elective courses with content depth, may also earn a concentration in a specific subject area.

The Marian Difference
Marian’s reputation for teaching quality educators focuses on our renowned Learning-Centered Model, designed with five themes in mind: knowledge, reflection, collaboration, accountability and values and ethics. At Marian, you’ll achieve your personal and professional goals, all while immersing yourself in the best practices for the 21st century classroom.

Broad Field Science Education

Inspired by science and one's desire to teach others, students in the Broad Field Science Education program are qualified instructors in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, and physics. The Broad Field Science program coupled with a Middle-Secondary Education licenses a teacher to teach any science class for grades 5-10, and any basic science course in grades 11-12. Marian graduates interested in teaching high school college preparatory classes, advanced placement courses or elective courses with content depth must also have a concentration in a specific subject area.

General Education Program: 46-49 University requirements including: BIO 100 and BIO 150, or BIO 104 or BIO 114; CHE 101 or CHE 103 or PHS 102 or PHS 108 or PHS 110 or PHS 203 or PHS 211; MUS 101 or MUS 200 or MUS 202 or MUS 203 or MUS 205; ART elective core; HIS 101, PSY 105; and COM 101 or COM 232.

Other requirements
6 credits:
POS 205 American Government, 3 cr.
HIS 102 or HIS 111 or HIS 112, 3 cr.

60 credits as follows:

14 Biology credits including:
BIO 104 Environmental Science and Lab, 4 cr.

14 Chemistry credits:
Chemistry

8 credits:
Earth and Space Science
PHS 108 Earth Science & Lab, 4 cr.
PHS 110 Introduction to Meteorology & Lab, 4 cr.

8 credits:
Physics

10 credits:
Biology, Chemistry, and/or Philosophy of Science

6 credits:
Mathematics

Additional requirements
38 credits: Students also complete the education requirements for the Middle-Secondary Education Program.
(See School of Education section for middle - secondary education major requirements.)

20.1 ACT

Fun Fact

The average ACT composite score of incoming first year students at Marian is 20.1, which is higher than several colleges in the area (Source: Marian University Office of Institutional Research, Incoming Class of 2013-14 ).

Campus Info

Marian University - Main Campus
45 S. National Ave.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699

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