B.A.Ed. in Science Education
Science Education prepares students for an exciting career teaching biology, chemistry, and/or physics.
The Bachelor of Arts in Science Education program at the Ole Miss School of Education provides students with the tools needed to be a successful biology, chemistry, and/or physics teacher at the middle school and high school levels.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Science Education program at Ole Miss will learn effective teaching methods in their chosen content area, participate in various student teaching experiences, and receive a license to teach in Mississippi.
After receiving the proper licensure, Ole Miss Science Education program graduates may teach students in middle school and high school.
Students receive hands-on classroom experience to help prepare them for life as an instructor.
B.A.Ed. in Science Education Faculty
Prior Dr. Brooke Whitworth's time in higher education, she worked for six years as a chemistry and physics teacher at the University North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) in Winston-Salem, NC and for three years as a chemistry, physics, math teacher at Punahou School in Honolulu, HI. Dr. Whitworth's current research is focused on investigating the role of district science coordinators, professional development models, how teachers adopt geospatial technology in their classrooms, and teacher leadership.
In addition to completion of the core curriculum, the requirements for the B.A.E. in science education include the professional education courses shown below, plus the content courses and related area courses to satisfy an emphasis in biological science, chemistry, or physics. Professional Education Courses (30 hours) Edsp 308, Edci 352, Edsp 327, Edci 353*, Edse 400*, Edse 446*, Edle 480 *, and Edci 419* (*Admission to Phase II of the Teacher Education Program is required before taking these courses.) Note: A minimum grade of C is required in all professional education courses, content courses, and related courses. If this minimum of C is not met, the course(s) must be retaken before enrolling in the next level of professional education courses.
In addition to meeting the general undergraduate admission requirements of the university, applicants for the Science Education program must have at least a 2.5 grade point average.
Students are encouraged to join any of the following groups: Teachers of Tomorrow, The UbD Consultation Group, and The Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society.