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Bachelor of Science in

Science Education

Under-
graduate
Degree

Program Overview

ORU’s Science Education program is an exciting and interesting major for those who want to teach but also love biology, chemistry, physics, human anatomy and ecology. Two worlds collide in this Science Education major as it is offered in cooperation with the ORU College of Education. So that means, you’ll take a variety of sciences classes and professional education classes.

Our ORU Science Education major meets the State of Oklahoma specific requirements for certification in biology, chemistry, physics, and general or physical science. As an ORU Science Ed major, you will have the option to complete the whole science education major requirements working toward a standard certification or complete any other major in the biology, chemistry or engineering department which would lead to an alternative certification. Both are great options and we will help you decide what works best for you.

What can I do with a degree from ORU in Science Education?

You will be classroom ready! But your Science Education degree isn’t limited to just teaching:

  • Research
  • Training and Development
  • Secondary Teaching

What are some of the core experiences of this program?

  • Introduction to Biology Lecture/Lab
  • Human Ecology Lecture/Lab
  • Methods in Biotechnology
  • General Chemistry Lecture/Lab
  • Human Anatomy Lecture/Lab
  • Human Physiology Lecture/Lab
  • General Physics Lecture/Lab
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Professional Education Classes

What makes ORU’s Science Education program stand out?

As a Science Education student, you’ll benefit from being a part of the Science and Education departments which will mesh to form a really interesting and fun school experience for you.  

What about accreditation? As a university, we exceed the highest accreditation standards set by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of the top outside regulators in the U.S.

The ORU College of Education is accredited by the following associations:

  • Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation (OCTP )
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

The ORU College of Education is recognized by the following agencies:

  • Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
  • Oklahoma State Department of Education

The ORU College of Education holds memberships with the following associations:

  • American Association of College of Teacher Education
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • Coalition of Christian Colleges and Universities

Are there scholarships available?

Nearly 100% of our full-time, undergraduate residential students receive ORU grants and scholarships through academic achievement and through ORU’s premier scholarship opportunity of our Quest Whole Leader Scholarship. To learn more about financial aid, click here.

ORU College of Education Holmes Scholars program is a partnership between ORU College of Education and AACTE Holmes Scholars® that has been established to support Quest scholarship awarded doctoral candidates from historically underrepresented backgrounds who are pursuing careers in education.

The AACTE Holmes Scholars program will provide mentorship, peer support, and rich professional development opportunities. Scholars will become or are candidates for faculty and leadership positions in teacher education, field specializations, or educational research.

By partnering with the AACTE Holmes Scholars program, ORU COE aims to strengthen our support of the promotion of diversity within the professional community and prepare educators to serve diverse learners.

MATH AND SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR TEACHING

FUNDED BY THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION ROBERT NOYCE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program supports talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors who want to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers.

The $1.14 million grant was awarded to Oral Roberts University to provide internships, scholarships and other educational experiences to students who commit to teach secondary level math or science in a high-need school district.

DEADLINE DATES FOR THE SCHOLARS & INTERNS

  • Application Deadline for Interns: February 15, 2019 - Apply now
  • Application Deadline for Scholars: July 15, 2019 - Apply now

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program under Award Number 1540515

CONTACT

Catherine Klehm, Ed.D. 
Associate Professor of Chemistry
918.495.6919
cklehm@oru.edu

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