Earth/Space Science Teaching
About the major
Science education is asking the questions, searching for answers, and inspiring students to learn about and prepare for stewardship of their world. The earth/space science teaching program provides a broad earth science core; a strong background in math, chemistry, and physics; and courses in education covering student development, integration of content and teaching methods, use of technology, fostering community, and assessing outcomes. All of which help prepare students to teach in junior high/middle/secondary schools (grades 5-12) and meet the requirements set by the University-wide Teacher Education Council.
Curriculum Plan (PDF) Fall 2013-
Curriculum Plan (PDF) 2012 and Prior
Undergraduate Earth/Space Science Teaching Resources:
- EAPS K-12 Outreach
EAPS provides various outreach programs to teachers and educators in Central Indiana.
- Indiana Department of Education
- Indiana Earth Science Teachers Association
Created for the advancement of Earth Science Education at all levels.
- Purdue College of Science Outreach
We provide K-12 science and mathematics professional development programs for teachers, form long term partnerships with school districts, and present activities for students.