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Overview

Prepare to teach middle and high school students about the world around them though our program in science education.

You will study education and your chosen area of emphasis (biology, chemistry, earth/space science, or physics), spend a semester student teaching, and earn certification to teach that subject in grades 6-12.

Deadline to Apply

February 15 (fall); September 15 (spring)
Late applications will be considered.

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Select an area of emphasis:

Biology

For students interested in teaching high school biology, middle school life science, and high school elective courses including botany, environmental science, and human anatomy and physiology.

Our program aligns closely with state and national standards, including those from the National Science Teachers Association and the Next Generation Science Standards.

Through our science education program, you will gain a foundation in teaching science to middle and high school students.

Highlights

  1. Earn certification to teach biology, chemistry, earth/space science, or physics in grades 6-12
  2. Benefit from extensive coursework in your science content field
  3. Participate in field experiences in both middle and high school
  4. Earn certification to teach science in grades 6-12 in Georgia

Faculty and Curriculum

We prepare future science teachers by combining the latest curriculum and teaching practice research, deep study in an area of emphasis, and in-classroom experience. Some courses are held in local science classrooms to enrich your experience.

The BSEd in Science Education helps you develop a strong background in the sciences and science instruction through:

  • Coursework specific to science and science teaching
  • Introductory practical experiences in both middle and high school science classrooms
  • A full-time, semester-long student teaching experience at the level of your choice

For more information about degree requirements, please refer to program resources.

  • Specified courses and labs in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, genetics, evolutionary biology, and ecology
  • 6-8 hours of biology-related electives
  • 1-3 hours of general electives

Tuition and Financial Aid

Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.

Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.

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Meet Your Advisor

All undergraduate students at UGA meet with an academic advisor each semester. This meeting is critical to a student's success as a chance to discuss courses and electives, certification criteria, and general graduation requirements.

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Student Life

Science education majors of all emphases come together as a cohort during their senior year, forming close relationships and even lifelong friendships.

Students can join the campus chapter of the National Science Teachers Association, and undergraduate students regularly make presentations at the annual meeting of the Georgia Science Teachers Association.

Courses are taught both on campus and in local classrooms for meaningful classroom engagement and experiences.

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See for yourself how much UGA College of Education has to offer! Schedule a tour of campus to learn more about the UGA student experience.

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Admissions

Part 1: Apply to the University of Georgia

Requirements

The UGA Office of Undergraduate Admissions oversees the application process required for the university. Therefore, a student must be accepted to UGA before entering a College of Education program.

Part 2: Apply to this program

Requirements

Often, a program will require additional qualifying materials than what is collected by the university office of admissions. A separate application must be completed to your particular program of interest if your major is in high-demand. Check your program's admissions details for more information.

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Program Resources

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