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Earth and Space Science - Secondary Education Track, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Columbus, GA, United States
Upon completion of the program, students will earn a degree in earth and space science, and be qualified to teach in a middle school or high school after passing the appropriate state certification examinations. 
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UTeach Columbus is an innovative program that prepares students for an exciting career in mathematics or science.UTeach Columbus is an innovative program involving mathematics, science and education faculty at Columbus State University and teaching experts in local schools. Together, these faculty and teaching practitioners will prepare CSU students for an exciting career in mathematics or science. This program allows participating students to acquire a deep understanding of their fields of study; explore mathematics or science teaching as a career; and develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed for teaching. Upon completion of the program, students will earn a CSU degree in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, or mathematics and be qualified to teach in a middle school or high school after passing the appropriate state certification examinations. Students completing this program are highly qualified for jobs utilizing their science knowledge, or for either informal education jobs or for work in a K-12 school setting. UTeach Columbus also provides close mentoring by Master Teachers, as well as having a dedicated advisor.

Career Opportunities

  • middle or high school science teacher
  • education outreach at science museums, national parks
  • work with geology or environmental science consulting firms

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  •  Principles of Chemistry 1
  •  Principles of Chemistry 2
  •  Physical Geology
  •  Principles of Physics 1
  •  Principles of Physics 2
  •  Descriptive Astronomy: The Solar System
  •  Descriptive Astronomy: Stars and Galaxies
  •  Principles of Biology
  •  Environmental Studies
  •  Historical Perspectives on the Philosophy of Science & Math 
  • Teaching Math & Science to Exceptional Learners
  •  Inquiry Approaches to Teaching
  •  Inquiry-Based Lesson
  •  Design Knowing and Learning
  •  Research Methods 
  •  Classroom Interaction

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

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  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

  • A minimum high school GPA of 2.5 for those who have not attended college/ university is required. 
  • A minimum college/ university GPA of 2.0 for those who have attended college/ university and eligibility to return, is required.
  • GACE program admission test
  • Georgia Educator ethics test
  • complete FBI background check
  • apply for admission to Teacher Education program (45 earned semester hours with overall GPA of 2.50 or better)
  • purchase LiveText portfolio software  

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9222 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9222 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    2613 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2613 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Columbus

  • 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.


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