Science Education

Influencing Young Scientists

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in science teaching is a program designed for students with an interest in becoming a science teacher — and can be paired with a concentration in Earth and Space Science Teaching, Chemistry Teaching, or Biology Teaching.

Science education at Olivet is an integrated effort of the School of Life and Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education. By the time students complete this program, they will know the proper science, understand students, communicate well and have the required teaching experience to teach introductory and advanced science courses at the high school level.

At Olivet, students will learn the best methods, plans and strategies for teaching sciences classes to middle through high school students.

Students will complete between 100 to 130 hours of field experiences. Once completed, they will spend 60 supervised days teaching in a real classroom.

Get involved in the Olivet student chapter of the National Science Teachers Association, or volunteer for the ONU Mobile Science Academy.

Science Education Careers

High school science teacher, middle school science teacher, science coordinator, biology teacher, environmental science teacher, science magnet school teacher, life science teacher, science composite teacher

By the Numbers:

Education at Olivet

3M+
teachers in the U.S.
17:1
student to faculty ratio
27
graduate programs available through Olivet’s School of Graduate and Continuing Studies
40K+
network of Olivet alumni

Specialized Education

From Art to Special Ed, Olivet students choose their area of focus, and spend valuable time as student and with students.

Math in Life

Many elementary, middle school and high school students say that math courses are their most difficult. Olivet math education grads excel in introducing students to the joys of learning.

Mentors and Professors

At Olivet, the classes are kept smaller, to ensure every student experience the one-on-one relationship with their academic mentors.

Tomorrow's Educators

The School of Education strives for responsiveness in keeping its programs current. Within the last three years, the Early Childhood, Elementary Education and Middle Grades programs have been revised to meet licensing and hiring requirements. The newest program is the Special Education Teacher Training Program with the first graduates in the Class of 2017.

Special Education Teacher Training Program

Accreditation

Olivet Nazarene University is accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards through the CAEP Accreditation System through 2018. Olivet also holds the accreditation and approval of the nation’s top associations, including the Higher Learning Commission. The School of Education continues to update existing programs to meet and exceed the Illinois State Board of Education standards.

Professional Accreditation

Education with a Christian Purpose

The best way to see if Olivet is a good fit for you is to visit the campus. We offer unique, customized visit days every weekday, and special Purple & Gold days, too, where you can get up close at all things ONU.

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