CUAA’s Integrated Science major helps tomorrow’s science teachers build interdisciplinary skills in chemistry, biology, and physics, leading to a well-rounded body of knowledge they are ready to pass on to their own elementary or secondary school students.

The CUAA Advantage

An Integrated Science degree from CUAA offers you the opportunity to:

  • Meet the certification requirements set by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
  • Learn from professors who set an example of effective science teaching
  • Study best practices in education
  • Complete field work hours in area classrooms
  • Become part of a Lutheran higher education community committed to helping you develop in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and the world
  • Grow as a skilled professional and an ethically responsible leader

Program Highlights

Integrated Science is offered as a major to Secondary Education students and as a major and minor to Elementary Education students. The program includes preparation for the Michigan Test of Teacher Certification (MTTC) and meets all the necessary certification requirements set by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).

Learning Outcomes

In our Integrated Science program you will:

  • Apply fundamental concepts in the physical, life, and earth/space sciences
  • Understand the processes scientists use to discover new knowledge
  • Use your newfound skills to teach students about science
  • Learn the general concepts of chemistry, physics and genetics
  • Explore the history of and key developments in the major science fields
  • Study the dynamics of the atmosphere and the earth’s motion
  • Explore interactions between an organism and its environment
  • Use biology, earth science, and public policy to evaluate current environmental issues

Career Paths

  • Elementary education
  • Secondary education

Coursework

The Integrated Science program offers coursework in biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, ecology, genetics, zoology, atmospheric and space science, and environmental science. Please see our course catalog for details.

Complementary Majors/Minors

  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education

Recommended High School Prep

  • Math
  • English
  • Lab science
  • Social studies
  • Foreign language