- Science Education Student Awards 2012
- B.S.Ed. in Comprehensive Science
- Career Opportunities in Secondary Science Education
- Special Opportunities in Secondary Science Education
- Secondary Science Education Resources
- Secondary Science Education News & Events
- Contact the Secondary Science Education Program
Science Educators Club coming soon. Check back.
Science Education Program Student Awards
Each spring semester awards are given for best science education students in each of the four disciplines: biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics plus an outstanding overall student and to the outstanding student teacher. Awards are decided based on faculty nomination and involve GPA, overall engagement and potential. In addition, we are delighted to be able to offer the Wesley D. Bonds, Jr., $500 Science Education Scholarship to a Junior in the spring. The call for submissions and eligibility criteria for this Scholarship will be emailed to students each spring.
"Western has one of the better education programs and one of the fastest growing science programs. That's important because, as a teacher, I want to be on the cutting edge of what's going on."
Ben Littell '06
Former NC Teaching Fellow now teaching at North Surry High School
Enhance and Support your Academic Experience
Take advantage of special opportunities such as teaching incentives, scholarships, internships, and clubs and organizations.
Want to combine your passion for science with an interest in teaching young people?Qualified Teachers are in Demand
Because of the crisis in science education in the United States, qualified teachers are in demand across the country. All states and most school districts have excellent incentives to invite and support you to be part of the solution.
Curriculum & Certification
Western's comprehensive science education degree (B.S.Ed.) allows you to concentrate in one discipline—biology, earth sciences, chemistry, or physics—and gain in-depth content knowledge while acquiring a good working knowledge of the others. Once graduated, you'll be certified and highly qualified to teach your chosen discipline and any of the other three in North Carolina, and your teaching license will be reciprocal in more than 40 other states.
Your Learning Environment
Our faculty in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and Education and Allied Professions are committed to your success and they're passionate about teaching and learning. You'll use state-of-the-art equipment and facilities in our new science labs and, once admitted to the College of Education in your sophomore year, you'll be part of a national award-winning teacher education program.
Abundant Career Opportunities
A wealth of career opportunities awaits you. Our graduates enjoy a very high success rate in obtaining teaching jobs in the western region of North Carolina as well as across the state and the nation. Our program is growing, and graduates are in great demand. For example, all of this year's graduates have teaching jobs or have gone on to graduate studies.
For more information on teaching secondary school science, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.