Wayne State College
A Degree in Science Education

Science Education Degree (Teach Grades 7-12)

About the Science Education Degree

Biology, chemistry, Earth science, physics – you’ll be able to teach all of these and more with the natural science endorsement in education from Wayne State College. You’ll be prepared to become a science teacher for grades 7-12. Choosing to pursue a Science Education degree will train you in math, lab techniques, how to conduct research and experiments, and more. Your degree to teach science will give you a broad yet solid foundation in all subjects science-related, along with learning how to teach in a classroom setting.  

Sample Program of Study

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Fast Facts

Degrees offered: B.A., B.S. (Field Endorsement)

Hours required:
For endorsement: 52
Professional education: 27-33
General education: 30
To graduate from WSC: 120 hours minimum (education programs may require more)

Popular pairings: Coaching (7-12)

Schools: Science, Health, and Criminal Justice, Education and Behavioral Sciences

Departments: Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Educational Foundations and Leadership

Accreditation:  Council of Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP), Nebraska Department of Education

Licensing and Certification: Wayne State academic programs are designed to prepare students for licensure or certification in Nebraska. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Nebraska, please check that state's licensing board to determine their licensing requirements. Authorization may be required from them prior to beginning a clinical or field experience in that state. Learn more.

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 for your Science Education degree.

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 bachelor's in Science Education degree program.

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Skills Learned

  • Analytical, organic, and inorganic chemistry
  • Introductory zoology and meteorology
  • Introductory Earth science and astronomy
  • Probability and statistics
  • Evolutionary processes
  • Biological systems and structures
  • Research, data collection, and analysis
  • Experimental plant science
  • Modern lab techniques
  • University physics and experimentation
  • Advanced lab techniques and management
  • Teaching and instruction methods
  • Public speaking and presentation
  • Classroom management and leadership
  • Curriculum development for grades 7-12

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Possible Careers

  • Science teacher
  • Biology teacher
  • Chemistry teacher
  • Zoology teacher
  • Physics teacher
  • Science teacher
  • Astronomy teacher
  • Geology teacher
  • Meteorology teacher
  • Science tutor
  • Lab technician
  • Scientific researcher

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  • Middle schools
  • High schools
  • Colleges and universities
  • Educational and learning centers
  • Distance-learning centers
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Community programs
  • Government programs
  • Research labs
  • Environmental agencies
  • Science museums and exhibitions

Learn From the Best

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 Science Education degree program.

Outside the Classroom

At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your bachelor's in Science 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.

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  • Northeast Nebraska Teacher Academy (NENTA) - Develop your classroom skills and get paid at the same time.
  • Research projects, class trips, and more – Conduct your own research and present your work at regional conferences.  Additionally, you’ll have opportunities to help judge at the Junior Academy of Science Fair, and visit area science labs.
  • Study Abroad - Earn credit toward your degree while experiencing exciting global adventures overseas.
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Clinical Practice

Before graduating with your bachelor's in Science Education, you’ll 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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