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.

Program Information

Licensure: Early Adolescence-Adolescence Education ages 10-21 (grades 5-12)

General Education Program: 46-49 credits of 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; HIS 101; PSY 105; COM 101 or COM 232.

Science courses
14 credits:
BIO 104 Environmental Science and Lab, 4 cr.
BIO Biology electives, 10 cr.

14 credits:
CHE Chemistry electives

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

8 credits:
PHS Physics electives

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

6 credits:
MAT Mathematics electives

Education requirements
3 credits:
POS 205 American Government, 3 cr.

3 credits from the following:
HIS 102 World Civilizations II, 3 cr.
HIS 111 History of the United States to 1877, 3 cr.
HIS 112 History of the United States from 1877, 3 cr.

Middle-secondary education courses
23 credits:
EDU 010 Field Experience One, ½ cr.
EDU 020 Field Experience Two, ½ cr.
EDU 030 Field Experience Three, ½ cr.
EDU 040 Field Experience Four, ½ cr.
EDU 100 Introduction to Education, 1 cr.
EDU 200 Technology in Education, 3 cr.
EDU 202 Psychology of Learning, 3 cr.
EDU 210 Classroom Management, 2 cr.
EDU 213 Introduction to Exceptional Education, 3 cr.
EDU 301 Intercultural Studies for Educators, 3 cr.
EDU 412 Educational Measurement and Assessment, 3 cr.
SEC 305 Adolescent Literacy, 3 cr.

12 credits:
SEC 450 Clinical Practice and Seminar - Secondary-Grades 9-12, 1-12 cr.
SEC 455 Clinical Practice and Seminar - Middle Level Grades 5-8, 1-6 cr.

3 credits:
SEC 430 Science Curriculum and Methods, 3 cr.

For more details regarding this program, view Marian’s Academic Bulletin.

Dean, School of Education
Dr. Sue Stoddart
1-800-262-7426 ext. 8100

Department Chairperson
Dr. Kristi Reitz
1-800-262-7426 ext. 7177

Support Staff
Ms. Leah Schraeder, Support Specialist III
1-800-262-7426 ext. 8128 or 920-923-8128

Certification Officer/Advisor
Ms. Joan Ferguson
1-800-262-7426 ext. 8778

Director of Field & Clinical Experiences
Mr. Phil Johnson
1-800-262-7426 ext. 8752

Fun Facts

Marian’s hockey teams practice and play at the Blue Line Family Ice Center in Fond du Lac (Source: Marian University Archives).

Campus Info

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


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