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Science Education, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months


The program emphasizes practical hands-on experience in classrooms, educational theory and pedagogy as well as a breadth and depth of science content knowledge. The program culminates with a full semester of teaching in a high school setting.

The Science Education program is a cooperative effort between Elon’s School of Education and the departments of physics, biology, chemistry, and environmental science. Science Education majors gain early professional training in real classrooms, beginning by observing experienced teachers, then completing practicums as part of their coursework. This allows majors to advance from observing a classroom to interacting with students by the end of their first or second years. Science Education majors also complete a semester-long internship in public schools as part of their student teaching. A course in the methods of teaching science is taken prior to student teaching. In this course, students examine the role of science in middle and secondary school curricula, craft teaching objectives with appropriate assessments and manage classes of diverse learners. Students also develop lesson plans using a variety of techniques and technology to demonstrate their knowledge of content, theory and teaching.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introductory Cell Biology
  • General Chemistry I
  • Introduction To Environmental Science

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:


    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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General Requirements

  • Completed application and nonrefundable $50 fee
  • Official high school transcript
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • Completed Secondary School Report (included in the application)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35319 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35319 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    35319 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35319 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Elon

  • 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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