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Science Education, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
, MN,
The Fairmont State University Science Education program prepares students to meet current expectations for classroom teachers. Typical classroom instruction and lecture is a part of the Science Education program. 

About

Science Education majors should also expect hands-on learning opportunities early in their Fairmont State careers. Our instructors oversee a curriculum that encourages:

  • Participation in the Science After School Program with middle school students
  • Attendance at workshops hosted by the NASA IV&V Facility Educator Research Center
  • Radio telescope research at the Green Bank Observatory in Green Bank, WV

The Science Education program includes five specializations of study.  They are:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Earth & Space Science
  • General Science

Graduates with a degree in Science Education can immediately become instructors of Biology (9-Adult), Chemistry (9-Adult), Physics (9-Adult) and General Science (5-Adult).

Successful Science Education majors will develop a portfolio to show they can:

  • Meet the needs of diverse learners
  • Incorporate lab skills and scientific technology in lesson plans
  • Meet state and national content standards

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

For more information visit the program website.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 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).

    • Application for admission 
    • Must have a 2.0 overall grade point average for any high school or college work. 
    • Official English proficiency scores (TOEFL Internet Based of 61 or IELTS of 6.0) if your native language is not English.
    • Proof of financial support for first academic year
    • Color copy of Passport 
    • Original or certified copies of all official academic records/transcripts. 
    • All undergraduate students who have attended high school, colleges or universities outside the United States will need to use World Education Services (WES) to complete the credential evaluation of all academic work completed. 
    • Proof of immunization (measles, mumps, rubella) 
    • Proof of health insurance 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15398 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15398 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7296 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7296 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Fairmont

  • 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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