Science Teacher Education - Northern Illinois University





Choose the science certification program that integrates science content with the best research-based instructional strategies.

Bring science into the lives of young adults by developing differentiated, inquiry-based lessons that focus on creative and critical thinking. 

Learn to teach secondary science in a carefully constructed and monitored course of study that is designed to meet the requirements and standards of the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), the NSTA Teaching Standards and other discipline-specific national organizations.

Discover quality and a learning environment that promotes mastery in one's content field.  Our certification program is determined to educate and train graduates to become "highly effective" classroom professionals.  Significant emphasis is placed on inquiry-based learning, collaboration, creative and critical thinking in the science classroom, and meaningful interactions with students that impact the students' knowledge and achievement.

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