Elizabethtown College offers a certification program in General Science designed to lead to a general science teaching certificate in grades 7-12 with a major concentration in biology, chemistry, earth science or physics. The requirements of each concentration include a broad exposure to the other science disciplines and to mathematics. In addition, the program provides training in the techniques of teaching along with actual teaching experience in science classrooms during the professional education sequence to ensure the student has the knowledge of and competence in teaching inquiry-based science. Upon successful completion of the program, students are certified to teach general science courses in middle and secondary schools in Pennsylvania and, by reciprocal agreement, in several other states. The Pennsylvania Department of Education requires two English courses (one writing and one literature) and two math courses for certification.
For further information, contact the General Science Major Advisor, Dr. Kathleen Blouch, Department of Education.