Science Education


The interdisciplinary science education faculty, drawn from the science departments in the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences, is involved in preparing future elementary and secondary science teachers. Liberal arts science courses for elementary education majors stress inquiry and experiential learning and model exemplary teaching. In addition to preparing science teachers, the science education faculty plays a leadership role in science education, conducts research in various aspects of teaching and learning science, works on curriculum development and provides professional development and service to current teachers.

Undergraduate Degrees: 
  • Bachelor of Arts
    • Science Education
Graduate Degrees: 
  • Masters of Arts in Science Education
    • Earth Science Teaching Emphasis
    • Physics Teaching Emphasis
Undergraduate Majors / Emphases: 
  • All Science Teaching
  • Middle/Junior High School Science Teaching
Undergraduate Minors: 
  • Basic Science – Teaching (K-8)
Contact Information: 

153 McCollum Science Hall  
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614-0296

(319) 273-6049 phone
(319) 273-3051 fax
Lori Wurtz

Department Head / Director: 

Science Education Students in the Botanical Center
Chemistry Students Demenstrate Flaming Bubbles to Young Boy
Science Education Student Observing a Turtle Abroad