Earth Science Education Pathway

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Become a science teacher

Get certified to teach the Earth sciences at the high school or middle school level. Reach and inspire others with your passion for science.

Pathway areas

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Categorical science

Teach intro and advanced, upper-level Earth science courses.


Why pursue the Earth science education pathway at Missouri State?

  • Meet a high demand for effective, inspiring high school Earth science teachers.
  • Gain the knowledge and expertise you need to begin your career in teaching.
  • Learn from professors who are on the cutting-edge of research in the Earth sciences. Benefit from their research and teaching experience.
  • Earn your master’s degree in less time. Once you finish this program, it only takes one more year to get a Master of Arts in Teaching degree. Enjoy a higher salary as a teacher.
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Careers and outcomes

Work as a science teacher in secondary schools. Or, use science in other roles.