Science and Mathematics Education, Bachelor of Science in Education
School districts across Ohio and the country are seeking highly skilled science and math teachers. Ohio State’s program provides the education and experiences that will lead to an initial four-year Ohio license to teach science and mathematics in seventh through 12th grades.
Choose from five specializations: math, chemistry, life sciences, physics and earth sciences
Engaging in field experiences, you will work with carefully selected and trained teacher mentors in middle and high school classrooms at urban and suburban school districts
Shape your understanding of curriculum development, teaching methods, child psychology and development, diversity and inclusion, among other content areas
Supported by a faculty adviser, program manager, and experienced faculty and advising staff who help guide you through successful completion of the program
A support network that prepares you for interviews and how to leverage your degree to get your first job
I originally started the Math MEd Program at Ohio State University in hopes of earning my licensure and degree to become a high school math teacher. The MEd program had a rigorous curriculum that prepared me for everyday tasks and encouraged me to find opportunities to network and continue my learning after the program. As I finish up my first year of teaching, I have come to realize that the program did not just give me the credentials needed to teach, but helped me to explore and understand who I am as a teacher. I created memories with the faculty, mentors and cohort that would last a lifetime while getting me closer to my goal.
The Science Education program put me on a path that I could not have imagined would be a reality. Because of this program I landed a dream position at a school where I can flourish and bring change. Each and every course I was able to participate in has guided and shaped me into the teacher I am today. I cannot explain how grateful I am to say that I am a Buckeye. Without this program I could not give my students the experiences they deserve within the classroom.
The STEM Education (Mathematics) program at Ohio State gave me the skills necessary to become a knowledgeable and well-rounded mathematics educator. The curriculum is thoughtfully designed to grow both your content knowledge and teaching skills. As a student, it was especially valuable that I had classes with a small group of peers who became my friends and support system. During my final year of the program, I was able to engage in a daily field experience and create a teaching portfolio to use for job interviews.
Plenty of hands-on experience
From your introduction to your education major to full-time student teaching, Ohio State has developed a program that not only gives you first-class education, but numerous opportunities to experience what it is like to be a teacher in the field that you will be ready for your career from day 1.
A service-learning course that gives a first-hand look at the education field by spending time in pre-K to 12th grade classrooms and other settings. Education abroad is also possible.
Provides undergraduate students the opportunity to work in a supervised professional setting at schools or community agencies prior to starting major coursework.
This semester-long experience is taken once you start your math and science education coursework in the classroom for the 7-12 grade licensure.
In the advanced field experience, you will be in a classroom two days per week taking on some teaching responsibilities and developing relationships with a teacher mentor and students.
A culminating experience is a full-time practicum that permits you to confidently take on the role of teacher for an in-depth quality experience to end your bachelor’s program.
A student organization dedicated to improving teaching and learning of STEM education through improved teaching practices and research, professional development and unity among STEM education students.
Through our partnership with the Center for Science and Industry, the No. 1 science center in the United States, science and math students can take advantage of this engaging opportunity.
Helps unite current and future teachers and those interested in the field of education under the same principles and values of hard work, ethical practice and service.
Active on campus and in the community, this professional organization of undergraduate and graduate education students benefit from professional development workshops, a spring conference, legal services, money-saving benefits, legislation and lobbying, and networking.
College students serve as tutors and mentors to young students in a structured environment at a nearby elementary and middle school.
Ohio State academic programs are designed to prepare students for licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure and certification at go.osu.edu/onground.