The ADED Science program offers licensure in five areas:
The integrated science licensure is currently most marketable as it prepares pre-service teachers to teach all science subjects, grades 7-12.
The life science, life science/chemistry, physical science, and earth science degrees are four-year programs, while the integrated science degree is a five-year program.
The ADED Science program is aligned with the NSTA/NCATE standards for teacher accreditation, and we really encourage the use of hands-on, inquiry-based, student-centered pedagogy within our science methods classes. We also encourage pre-service teachers to get involved early by attending and presenting at conferences within science education's many professional associations including the Science Education Council of Ohio (SECO), National Science Teacher Association (NSTA), and National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT).
Typical Course Sequencing
The 'ADED Science Roadmaps' outline the typical course sequences for ADED Science majors. We also encourage you to examine previous semesters' schedules for .
For licensure, ADED Science students must pass the relevant Praxis II examinations for their areas of licensure. Please use the attached guide to ensure that you are preparing for and registering for the correct exam.
We recommend that students start preparing and registering for the examinations toward the end of their junior year. Information about how to register and prepare for the exams can be found on the Educational Testing Service (ETS) website, and practice books are available at the KSU's IRC (White Hall 2nd floor).Dr. Lisa Donnelly is the key contact person for the Science Education majors. If you are interested in this major or are already in one of our majors, and have questions, please contact Dr. Donnelly.