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Science Education, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (ARWU) Norman, OK, United States
The Science Education program in the Department of Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum in the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education at the University of Oklahoma includes five teaching certification options that give students who wish to teach secondary school science a solid foundation in the natural sciences and proven pedagogy. 
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Overview

After students complete a rigorous study of science content related to their certification field of study (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physical Science, or Physics), they thoroughly investigate sound, successful, theory-based pedagogical coursework in the John W. Renner Science Education Center. At the completion of their degree program, students are highly qualified for science teaching positions at the secondary level.

Students are carefully matched with cooperating teachers for their student teaching experience.

Degree Options and Certification

A Science Education student graduates with a Bachelor of Science Education program degree the University of Oklahoma  in one of five certification areas: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physical Science or Physics (please select a link to be taken to the respective degree checksheet). With this degree, students may pursue graduate degrees in many areas, including a master’s and a doctorate in science education. 

Students are recommended for certification in one of five areas to become secondary school science teachers after graduation and after passing required state certification exams which include the Oklahoma Generation Education Test (OGET), the Oklahoma Professional Teaching Examination (OPTE), and the Oklahoma Subject Area Test (OSAT) in the area of certification.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    124 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Principles of English Composition 
  • Precalculus for Business, Life and Social Sciences 
  • U.S. 1492-1865, or 
  • U.S. 1865-Present 
  • Prin. of Communication, or 
  • Public Speaking 
  • Intro. Biology, Molecules, Cells, and Physiology 
  •  Learning, Development, and Assessment for Teachers
  • Understanding Artistic Forms

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Submit either the OU Application, Common Application, or Coalition Application. This includes a $40, non-refundable application fee for domestic applicants.
  • Official high school transcript that reflects at least six semesters of work completed and includes your GPA computed on an unweighted 4.0 scale and your class rank
  • Official test scores to us through ACT and/or The College Board. Your test scores may also be included on your official high school transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Official copies of any AP or CLEP test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    27727 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27727 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12346 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12346 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Norman

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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