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, spend a semester student teaching, and earn certification to teach that subject in grades 6-12.
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.
February 15 (fall); September 15 (spring)
Late applications will be considered.
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.
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.
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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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.
Students may apply for admission to the science education major (in any emphasis area) as soon as they have completed Core Curriculum Areas I-V and begun to take courses in Core Area VI. A GPA of at least 3.0 is normally required for admission to the major, and should be maintained through completion of the program.
A minimum grade of C is required in all science and education courses. A minimum GPA of 2.5, absolutely without exception, is required to enroll in any science education course (including field experiences) and to be recommended for certification upon graduation.