Wayne State College
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Health Sciences Education (6-12)

Health Sciences Education Endorsement 

Prepare to teach students in grades 6-12 about health sciences careers. The Health Sciences Education endorsement from Wayne State College will allow you to teach health science topics such as behavioral health, biotechnology research, health infomatics, health sciences, and lifespan performance. The program focuses on helping you learn about the basics of the human body and health care systems. Experience a practicum where you explore the education/training requirements and characteristics of a variety of health care work settings. Working with students in career and technical student organizations such as HOSA-Future Health Professionals will help to develop and build leadership skills to be their future teacher and advisor. Persons with this endorsement will also be eligible for the Work-Based Learning endorsement.

Sample Program of Study

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Fast Facts

Degrees offered: B.A. or B.S.

Note: This endorsement requires an applicant to hold, or earn concurrently, a subject or field endorsement in Science, Biology, Health and Physical Education, Physical Education, Health Education, Agriculture Education, or Family and Consumer Sciences Occupational.

Hours required:
For endorsement: 15-16 hours (plus work experience)
Education core classes: 27-33 hours
General education: 30 hours
To graduate from WSC: 120 hours minimum

Work Experience: 1,000 verified hours of employment in the health care field or 300 hours of college supervised experience

Schools: Business and Technology, Education and Behavioral Sciences

Departments: Technology and Applied Science, Educational Foundations and Leadership

Scholarships and Aid

In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year. Learn more about scholarships and aid at Wayne State.

Our Focus is Results

Wayne State has the keys to your success and offers just what you need to become well prepared for the real world in the health sciences education program.

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Skills Learned

  • Principles of public health
  • Principles of work-based learning
  • Health career pathways
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Placement of students
  • Educating youth about health careers
  • Communication
  • Organization of learning plans
  • Planning and coordinating
  • Curriculum development

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Possible Careers

  • Middle school teacher
  • High school teacher
  • Academic advisor
  • Education/training
  • Occupational/trade instructor
  • Articulation coordinator
  • Community health professional

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  • Middle schools
  • High schools
  • Vocational schools
  • Colleges and universities
  • Training centers
  • Health care settings
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Government programs/agencies
  • Public health organizations

Our faculty are accomplished. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. And with a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in the health sciences education program.

Outside the Classroom

At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your education by participating in clubs, organizations, activities, and more.

WSC Service Learning


Make a difference in the community while learning skills you can apply toward your future career. Wayne State’s Service-Learning program has received national awards in recognition of outstanding community service, with more than 400 students participating in Service-Learning projects each semester.

Student Activities for HHPS Majors


  • Visit health care facilities
  • Tour fitness facilities
  • Participate in wellness fairs
  • Attend professional conferences
  • Northeast Nebraska Teacher Academy (NENTA) - Develop your classroom skills and get paid at the same time.
Student Teaching and Clinical Practice for Education Majors

Clinical Practice

As an education major, you will complete a semester of clinical practice in a school district chosen with the help of your advisor. During this semester, you’ll work closely with an experienced teacher to gain classroom experience. Internships are not required as part of this program; however, Career Services is available to help students find employment opportunities.

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