Science Education

Secondary Education – Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) (9-12)

Photo of a Science Education class.

The following are the content courses required for completing the undergraduate minor.  The same or equivalent courses are required for admission to the Master’s program.

  • Licensure in the individual fields of science: biology (34 hours), chemistry (34.5 to 35.5 hours for BA), and physics (25 hours).  All courses must be from the same courses required for majors in those fields.

At the undergraduate level, prospective secondary science teachers major in the science and minor in Education.

The Licensure minor is 30 hours and leads to a North Carolina teaching license. The Non-licensure minor, which does not include student teaching, is 18 hours.

At the graduate level, students complete the teacher licensure program in 13 months, including a semester of student teaching in a local high school.    Further information about the NSF-funded WINS program is available at

Science Coordinator: Dr. Sarah Fick