Focus your teaching on upper-level Earth science. Teach Earth’s physical events and structure, from weather to the spheres.
Categorical Science Area
Use the four-year plan as a guide for your overall schedule. Review the certification requirements for the courses and requirements you need to complete.
How it works
In Earth science education pathway:
- You earn a bachelor’s degree in geology and a specific minor.
- You will be certified to teach at the high school or middle school level.
Categorical science area
The Earth science education advisor will help you meet all requirements.
Required major and minor
- Geology major (non-comprehensive)
- Geography minor
Extend your education
Add a master’s degree to your teaching certification.
With one more year of study, you can complete the Master of Arts in Teaching program.
A master's degree may qualify you to teach dual-credit (college-level) classes in high school. You'll increase your earnings potential.
Work as a science teacher in secondary schools. Or, use science in other roles.
Helping you succeed
Make a smart investment in your future. Access financial aid and friendly support.
- Admission requirements
- Certification requirements
- Scholarships and financial aid
- Transferring credit to Missouri State
Get ready to meet your next mentor. You'll be prepared, confident and ready for your career.