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Earth and Space Science Education, B.S.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Indiana, PA, United States
When students reach high school they begin to realize the vastness of space and the evolution of the earth. As an education major for earth and space science, you'll be equipped to respond to their questions with meaningful and thought-provoking answers that will inspire them to further inquiry. We offer a bachelor degree in Earth and Space Science Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. 
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Because of the interdisciplinary nature of both the department and the requirements for preparing general science teachers, you will achieve general science certification. Your course study culminates in student teaching.

The Geoscience Department from Indiana University of Pennsylvania offers a program degree in Earth and Space Science Education and is traditionally a close-knit group, with students and faculty traveling together for coursework, research, and conferences, organizing academic and social events, and gathering weekly for an informal lunch seminar. 

The Geoscience Club offers departmental tutors, holds a biannual rock and mineral sale, and organizes trips to various lectures, museums, and locations of geological interest.

Society of Exploration Geophysicists Student Chapter

  • The Society of Exploration Geophysicists promotes the science of applied geophysics and the education of geophysicists. SEG fosters the expert and ethical practice of geophysics in the exploration and development of natural resources, in characterizing the near surface, and in mitigating earth hazards. 
  • SEG encourages its members to learn about the newest technologies by sponsoring speakers, publishing new theories in periodicals and other formats, and organizing continuing education classes around the world.  

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • The Geoscience Department is made up of eight full-time professors whose diverse specialties and backgrounds provide students with the expertise and scholarship they will need to develop into professional geoscientists.
  • Many professors collaborate with energy and environmental industries, for private companies as well as for government agencies. They all conduct rigorous research within their specialties, which include watershed management, deep ocean sediment, global climate change, earthquakes, paleontology, and even Mars. 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

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    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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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • $25 Application Fee
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • International Student Financial Statement
  • Official Transcripts
  • Passport Copy

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11936 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7916 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    10950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5475 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Indiana

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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