Our life science licensure program prepares you to teach at the middle school level, grades 5 through 8, as a science generalist with a life science concentration, or at the high school level, grades 9 through 12, as a science specialist.

You may want to consider grade-level expertise in both options to make yourself more marketable:

  • To add a high school option to the middle school course work, 8 additional hours are required.
  • To add a middle school option to the high school course work, 10 additional hours are required.

Science teachers can be licensed in five separate areas: life science, physical science, earth-space science, chemistry, and physics. Each licensure has its own course requirements and degree expectations. Contact the following departments for more information: