Earth and Space Science Education

Earth and Space Science Education

Think Do Mak a Difference St. Cloud State University St. Cloud State University

As a student interested in teaching general science or earth and space courses to middle school and high school students you will work across programs in the College of Science and Engineering and the School of Education. Through that experience, you'll develop a mix of skills that will help you create innovative curriculum, lab work and assignments that will engage and inspire your future students. You'll have opportunities to visit and practice teaching in science classrooms. St. Cloud State University's mobile science lab, Science Express, and student organizations will provide unique opportunities to work with students while you earn your degree.

Program Highlights

  • Strong foundation in physical sciences and math
  • Hands-on experience in laboratories, fieldwork, research and student teaching opportunities.
  • Active student organizations that engage earth science students socially and in community, state and world issues related to weather, wind energy and water.
  • Faculty engaged in research that addresses current issues and topics relevant to changes in the Earth.
  • Study abroad opportunities that provide a global perspective on current science issues and topics. 

Program Distinctions

  • School of Education accreditation by National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
  • All teaching licensure programs approved by the Minnesota Board of Teaching.
  • A full-sized planetarium in remodeled Robert H. Wick Science building.
  • Innovative co-teaching initiative designated as a "Signature Project," and "Promising Practice" by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
  • New laboratories in the recently opened, $45 million Integrated Science and Engineering Laboratory Facility (ISELF).

Student Organizations

  • Future Educators Club (FEC)
  • Storm Chase Club
  • National Weather Association, Central Minnesota Chapter
  • Hydrology Club
  • Wind Energy Association
Major Minor Online Courses

University Facts & Stats

  • $106 million in scholarships loans and grants
  • 80+ countries represented on campus
  • In 2016, students of color make up 16.9% of the student body
  • 39 Education Abroad programs offered
  • Student volunteers collect 1,200 pounds of garbage each year along the Mississippi River
  • Top 1% of the most affordable universities in Forbes' "America's Top Colleges" ranking

Popular Careers

  • Middle School Teacher
  • High School Teacher
  • Private Instructor/Tutor
  • Test Preparation
  • Outdoor Educator
  • Naturalist
  • Museum Educator/Tour Guide 

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