Dr. Lisa Borgerding 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. Borgerding: ldonnell [at] kent.edu or 330-672-0614.
Licensure & accreditation
The ADED Science program offers licensure in five areas:
- Life science
- Life science/chemistry
- Physical science (chemistry/physics)
- Earth science
- Integrated science (with four areas of emphasis: biology, chemistry, physics, or earth science.)
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).
We are proud of our ADED Science students. Learn about our outstanding ADED science program and placement success rate (PDF).
Learn more about science education graduate opportunities (PDF) (masters and Ph.D.) at Kent State.
Typical Course Sequencing
The ADED Science Roadmaps, available online through the University Catalog, outline the typical course sequences for ADED Science majors. We also encourage you to examine previous semesters' schedules for typical science course availability.
Licensure Requirement (not required for graduation)
Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. See Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type. Taking and passing the licensure tests prior to graduation is encouraged but not required.