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Impart Your Love of Science Through Teaching

Prepare for a career teaching budding young scientists.

Environmental Geosciences: Pre-Masters of Education

Offered by: Geography, Geology, and the Environment

If your dream is to teach science at the middle or high school level, Slippery Rock University's Environmental Geosciences: Pre-Masters of Education may provide the quickest path to achieving that dream. In conjunction with the Department of Secondary Education, this program enables you to get two degrees back to back. You'll complete an undergraduate degree in Environmental Sciences in four years and then complete a Masters of Education in Secondary Education in one year.

Why Choose Environmental Geosciences: Pre-Masters Of Education?

The Environmental Geoscience: Pre-Masters of Education program at SRU offers a valuable and efficient way to jumpstart your career as a science teacher. Through your undergraduate degree you'll gain a scientific understanding of the history of the Earth and the close interaction between its geologic and organic environments. In your Masters studies, you'll learn how to effectively teach what you've learned to students in grades 7-12.

What Will You Learn?

The Environmental Geosciences: Pre-Masters of Education at SRU will provide you with:

  • Knowledge to identify earth materials and interpret geological history
  • Better understanding of interactions between humans and the surrounding environment
  • Opportunities for research, internships, and career development
  • Preparation for state certification as a high-school teacher

Careers In Environmental Geosciences: Pre-Masters Of Education

Because this unique program provides you with a wealth of knowledge in Environmental Geosciences and training to become an educator, our graduates generally move on to careers as teachers of general science, earth science, environmental science, physics, and other sciences for junior-high and high school students.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Geography, Geology, and the Environment Club
  • Sigma Gamma Epsilon (Geoscience Honorary)