Becoming a science teacher is a rewarding profession and one that continues to be in high demand. 100% of ECU B.S. in Science Education graduates find employment, many prior to the end of their internship.
Undergraduate education students may choose to concentrate in science at the elementary or middle grades levels or to pursue high school science by earning a B.S. in Science Education.
Graduate programs include a 15-h (5 course) Science Education Specialist Certificate and a 30-h (10 course) Master of Arts in Science Education. These courses are designed for science teachers and informal science educators. All courses in the certificate program apply towards the master’s degree.
Additionally, our programs at ECU offer opportunities to study abroad with science education faculty as a part of your plan of study. Faculty summer programs studying climate change in coastal ecosystems include trips to Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ireland and Belize.
Undergraduate Science Education Programs
Master of Science Education
Institutional and Professional Licensure Disclosures for Enrolled and Prospective Students
ECU degree programs satisfy the professional licensure and/or certification requirements in North Carolina and prepare students to sit for these exams. However, requirements in other states may be different.
If you are considering a degree program that may, would, could or potentially lead to a professional license and/or certification, please note that at this time ECU may or may not be able to advise whether a program meets requirements outside of North Carolina. Prior to enrolling in a degree program, please discuss this important topic with your program of interest.