Integrated Science Overview

General Information

The Bachelor of Science degree program with a major in Integrated Science is designed to provide the student with a broad-based science curriculum with interdisciplinary components for those candidates seeking certification to teach at the elementary- and/or middle school level. Requirements include 44-45 credit hours spread across biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, engineering, and integrated science.

SPECIFIC INFORMATION

The Elementary Integrated Science Program at Marygrove College has been designed to strengthen science teaching in K-8 schools. The Elementary Integrated Science Program coursework emphasizes “the learning of science through investigation and inquiry”, as called for by the National Science Education Standards. The rationale of the new curriculum design is that our graduates will model their teaching based on how they were taught. The new sequence of courses will provide students with a broad science background as well as an in-depth understanding of effective and innovative practices in teaching science.

The courses and experiences in the Integrated Science program are organized to develop an understanding and appreciation of science structures, core concepts, ideas, values, facts, methods of inquiry, and uses of technology needed by today’s teachers.  The curriculum is designed such that the candidate not only gains a broad base of content knowledge and laboratory skills in each of the major scientific disciplines, but also learns how to integrate content within the sciences as well as throughout non-science disciplines.

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