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Earth science student in high school classroom

Earth Science Secondary School Teaching B.A.

Offered by: Department of Earth Sciences At IUPUI, students majoring in secondary math or science education will receive their bachelor's degrees from the School of Science.

Why choose this program?

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Environmental Science investigates the interrelationships between humans and nature through partnerships with the Department of Public Health and the School of Liberal Arts; concentrations offered in earth and water resources, environmental management or environmental remote sensing and spatial analysis. 

The Earth Sciences Secondary Teaching (B.A.) provides preparation for teaching science in middle school through high school with a bachelor's degree through the School of Science and a minor in education. 

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What will you learn?

The Earth Sciences Secondary Teaching provides preparation for teaching science in middle school through high school with a bachelor's degree from the School of Science and a minor in education. 

Field experiences and clinical practice allow you to apply knowledge, skills and dispositions in many settings, and you can work with students from different ethnic, racial, gender and socioeconomic groups. These early and ongoing school-based opportunities allow you to observe, assist, tutor, instruct or conduct applied research. 

What will you do?

This combination of credits between the School of Science  Department of Earth Science and the Department of Education allows a graduate to teach math or science in middle school, junior high school or high school. Both geology and environmental science offer diverse career opportunities. Earth sciences graduates find jobs with governmental or environmental agencies, labs, law firms, an industries including energy, mining, waste management and utilities. Students can also easily advance to the graduate level and earn a master's of Ph.D. degree. 

Degree requirements

Details of all undergraduate degree requirements can be found in the IUPUI bulletin.

Learning to Teach / Teaching to Learn

Undergraduate students who are pursuing a major in the sciences and have completed a half of the required courses in the major may evaluate their readiness for admission to the School of Education-Secondary Education Learning to Teach/Teaching to Learn (LTTL) Program.

Growing young minds and a passion for science education

Carla Redden Geology, Undergraduate