Study science teaching at UNI – Iowa’s leader in teacher preparation

The Middle Level Science teaching major at UNI is a dual major that allows you to teach not only science, but another subject such as math, social studies or English, at the middle school level. Students will take a variety of science content and methods courses, along with professional education courses and intensive field and student teaching experiences. Our graduates are widely sought after by school districts, because they’re able to teach multiple subjects.

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Top-

Ranked

UNI is home to a nationally recognized teacher preparation program.

Research

Experience

Our students have the opportunity to get involved in research with our faculty.

750

Hours

Hours of classroom teaching experience before graduation.

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Science Education Office
153 McCollum Science Hall
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0296
lawrence.escalada@uni.edu

Phone: 319-273-6049

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The best part about my major is that I will be qualified to teach in multiple branches of science. My degree has given me the qualifications to attain my dream job, and the experience I need to teach and understand any student that walks into my classroom.

– Makenzie Jones, Science Education student

Hands-on Learning

There is no better way to learn how to teach than to be in a classroom! UNI offers extensive field experiences prior to student teaching, starting your sophomore year. Students in UNI’s educator preparation programs acquire more than 700 hours of hands-on classroom experience before graduation. This is done through more than 350 school district partnerships, nine Iowa student teaching centers, and one out-of-state and international student teaching center that coordinates all out of state and international student teaching placements.

Student Teaching

Student teaching is full time for a full semester and offers the novice teacher the opportunity to slowly assume teaching duties until he or she is totally responsible for class preparation and classroom teaching. Secondary science teaching majors have recently gone to Alaska, New Jersey, Texas, New Zealand, Tanzania, Thailand and Argentina. Some of the basic science minors have gone to Arizona, Egypt, Kenya and Costa Rica.