Secondary Science Education
Prospective Students

General Info

The University of Delaware offers students interested in teaching high school science the choice of undergraduate degree programs: the Bachelor of Arts in Biology Education, Chemistry Education, Earth Science Education or Physics Education


The Secondary Science Education Program is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences and Earth Science Education is in the College of Earth and Marine Studies. 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. Candidates are majors in the science department and complete Professional Studies coursework in the School of Education. The Professional Studies provides students with a foundation in education theory and psychology and field experiences before a science teaching methods course.

Top Ten Reasons to become a Science Education Major at UD

10. New teacher clothes
9. Something to do in your free time
8. Opportunity to meet, talk, and team up with students with similar interests
7. Fun and fulfilling
6. Faculty in charge of program and cooperating teachers are helpful and involved with your college experience
5. No more 8 a.m. classes, it’s 7 a.m. instead
4. The other student teachers
3. Get strong science education and opportunity to work with others
2. You get to touch the lives of students
1. The students you teach