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Integrated Science Careers

The Integrated Science Group Major is certifiable by the State of Michigan for K-8 teacher candidates. In order to be certified, students must complete this major, the elementary teaching minor, and the Teacher Education professional sequence. Some students may wish to pursue this program to gain an appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of the sciences.


  • Elementary and secondary school teaching
  • Middle School Teacher
  • Science Curriculum Consultant,
  • Science Journalist
  • Science Museum Staff


Teaching careers, particularly in math and science, are in demand due to the gap left from retirees. Teachers can work in urban, rural, or suburban schools—privately or government funded. Teachers are essential to the social and intellectual development of children, particularly in their elementary years.

A teacher’s role in the classroom can have an impact on what his or her students will want to do with their future. It can also positively impact their attitudes and ultimately effect how they treat their friends and family. Teachers use classroom presentation to help students learn and apply the subject at hand. They must be able to direct a group’s learning while also remaining sensitive to each individual’s needs. Teacher’s plan and prepare lessons, homework, and tests; they grade work and alter their teaching habits accordingly. Teachers may also be required to interact with a student’s guardians in order to assist in their learning behaviors.

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