What will I learn?

The earth science education program is one of four secondary science programs (also including biology education, chemistry education and physics education) offered at UD to prepare future high school science teachers. The programs are accredited by NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education). The earth science education major is housed in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, the home to earth science at UD. The University of Delaware has a strong tradition of recognizing the importance of preparing high school teachers with a strong liberal arts and content backgrounds. Secondary science education majors complete all their field experiences and student teaching at one of Delaware’s fastest growing school districts. Students have three teaching field experiences during their sophomore, junior, and senior years, culminating with a fifteen-week student teaching practicum. On completing the program requirements, students will receive the University of Delaware's endorsement for teaching certification.

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Earth History and Paleontology
  • Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology
  • Earth Materials and Geochemistry
  • Plate Tectonics
  • Climate Change
  • Educational Methods and Theory
  • Adolescent Psychology and Development

CAREER OPTIONS

  • Middle or High School Science Teacher
  • Middle or High School Earth Science Teacher
  • Middle or High School Environmental Science Teacher
  • Environmental Educator
  • Science Outreach Coordinator
  • Museum Guide

Which department am I in?

College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment

Study options

Full Time (124 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$34,160.00 per year
Full Time Tuition (12+ credits): USD $17,080 / Semester
Start date

Expected February, August 2022

Venue

College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment

111 Robinson Hall,

NEWARK,

Delaware,

19716, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants to the University must be graduates of accredited secondary schools or have equivalent credentials.

For international students

Applicants to the University must be graduates of accredited secondary schools or have equivalent credentials. Competitive applicants to the University of Delaware have a 79 TOEFL or 6.5 IELTS.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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