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Science Teaching    


College of Education

Undergraduate Studies

Teacher Education Program

Science Education

The University of Alabama

Box 870231

Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0231

 The University of Alabama

 

The demand for science teachers is always high. 

Now, more than ever, Alabama needs

good science teachers.

 Teaching Science

at The University of Alabama 

 Novice teachers gain valuable, first-hand experience with students at local schools throughout their educational coursework.

 

      Schools across Alabama and the U.S. are in need of good science teachers.  Over the next 6 years science teachers will be hired for 75% of the classrooms in Alabama alone. This will be due to retirements, additional science added to the school curriculum, and a projected 15% increase in students.

      The task of teaching science will be difficult.  Many changes are being planned to upgrade science in our schools.  New teachers will need enhanced ability in science knowledge, innovative teaching, and expertise in using advanced technology in science classrooms and laboratories.  The University of Alabama offers a science teaching program leading to certification which is outstanding in each of these areas.  If you can meet this challenge we want you to contact us.

      The University of Alabama offers a wide array of degrees in science education.  The Capstone College of Education has a long history extending back to 1844.  The College is fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Alabama State Board of Education.  This accreditation enables those who complete science teacher education programs to be eligible for reciprocal certification agreements in most of the United States, as well as being recognized overseas for teaching in other countries.  Accepted students have a range of opportunities to fund their education as well.

 

Undergraduate Degrees in Science Teaching

 

Elementary/Early Childhood Education (K-6)

  B.S. in Elementary/Early Childhood Education with specialization in Science Teaching and B level Teacher Certification

The programs in elementary science education require the completion of a minimum of 129 semester hours.  Required courses of study include:

General core studies…………………………….

39 semester hours

Professional studies……………………………..

24 semester hours

Science & science teaching……………………...

21-23 semester hours

Technology in teaching…………………………..

9 semester hours

Teaching field…………………………………...

27 semester hours

Internship……………………………………….

9-12 semester hours

 

Secondary Education (7-12)

B.S. in Secondary Science Education and B level Teacher Certification

  Teaching Fields (majors):

FBiology

FChemistry

FPhysics

FComprehensive:   Science -Biology, Chemistry, Physics, & Earth Science

 

The programs in secondary science education require the completion of a minimum of 133+/- semester hours.  Students must fulfill the requirements for two teaching fields or complete the single comprehensive science teaching field. Required courses of study include:

General core studies…………………………….

43-47 semester hours

Professional studies……………………………..

18 semester hours

*Science & science teaching……….……………

60-66 semester hours

Technology in teaching…………………………..

9 semester hours

Internship……………………………………….

9 semester hours

 *27 semester hours of each of two science fields or 60 semester hours in all fields for comprehensive

 

Application process for admission to UA

1

 

Complete the UA application and return it with a check or money order for $25.00 made payable to The University of Alabama

 

2

Have your ACT or SAT score(s) sent to our Office of Undergraduate Admissions.  Note- our ACT code is 0052 & SAT code is 1830.

 

3

Have your most recent official high school transcript sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

 

 

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

The University of Alabama

BOX 870132

Tuscaloosa, AL  35487-5666

1-800-933-BAMA

or (205) 348-5666

 

Qualifications

 

     Entering students should have a "C" average in academic courses and an acceptable score on the ACT or SAT (GPA 2.0-ACT 22 or SAT 1030--OR-- GPA 2.5-ACT 19 or SAT 910, etc.)

 

MINIMUM High School Course Requirements:

F Four units of English and four units of social sciences, including world history or a comparable course.

F Three units of mathematics and three units of natural  science, including two courses with lab components

F One unit of foreign language

F Five additional units of academic courses

 

Financial Aid

The University of Alabama offers a number of scholarships, grants, work study and loan programs to undergraduate students.

 

Financial Aid Office

205-348-6756

 

Many scholarships are offered both at the college and university level.  Call the financial aid office and the

 

College of Education

205-348-6881

 

For additional financial aid information contact the Area of Teacher Education at the Elementary  Program or Secondary program office at

Teacher Education

205-348-6093

Elementary Education

205-348-6058

Secondary Education

205-348-5665

 

 

For Registration Information

 

University Admissions

1-800-933-Bama

College of Education

Science Education

205-348-5665  

   

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