Secondary Science Education
Why Study Secondary Science Education at TFC?
The Secondary Science Education major equips future servant leaders with knowledge of the diverse learners and content they will teach, skills in planning instruction, assessing, and managing, as well as character reflecting appropriate interaction with the school community, life-long learning, and a calling as a Christian servant leader with a Biblical worldview for kingdom service. The Professional Teaching Objectives for this major are based on the InTASC standards. The Secondary Science Education program, offering primary specialty fields in biology and chemistry, leads to certification in grades 6 through 12.
Teacher Education majors in their senior year have the opportunity to complete a one-year, paid student teaching internship with Stephens County School District. In this program, students are the teacher of record and have their own class/set of students. Because we believe secondary education teaching is a calling, the Teacher Education Department seeks to cultivate a uniquely Christian learning community through coursework with in-field experiences, a yearlong clinical practice, and faculty support of candidates in their pursuit of truth with godly character for service in public, private and international schools teaching at the secondary level.
- Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language (TESOL)
- Physical Education Coaching
- Bible & Theology
“TFC has an amazing reputation in our community; these teachers are known for their quality, and that comes from the base that we provide at TFC with the curriculum and the support that we give our students.”
Dr. Lisa Glover
Chair, Teacher Education Department
Secondary Science Education Courses
The Secondary Education major is a 127 hour program that includes 51 hours of general education courses (including 15 hours of Bible & Theology), 9 hours of open electives, and 69 hours in Education-specific courses (15 of which are dedicated to primary specialized science field and 20 dedicated to two other science fields).
- Philosophy of Classroom Management
- Foundations & Trends in Education
- Clinical Practice
What can you do with a Secondary Science Education degree?
When you earn a Secondary Science Education degree, you will find that there are many career opportunities available to you. Graduates are qualified for a wide range of jobs, such as:
Middle or High School Teacher
Naturally, many secondary science education graduates go on to teach science at middle or high schools. Students will be prepared to teach at public, private or international schools.
While further education may be required, some secondary science students aspire to become a school administrator, seeking roles as a principal or headmaster. Many students that pursue secondary science degrees have an interest in becoming a coach. Gaining certification as a teacher will provide graduates many opportunities for coaching at the high school level.
As secondary science education graduates, students will be prepared to enter the growing field of private tutoring. A science tutor can help student learn and understand new concepts, specifically centered on biology, chemistry and physics.