Why choose Middle Grades Education - Science at Saint Leo
How would you like to help kids uncover some of life’s great mysteries? With every experiment, nature walk and lab demonstration, you make science real and fun. Best of all, you get to show students how they can use science to change the world for the better.
Learn innovative methods to teach the biological, earth and physical sciences to middle school students. Create lesson plans that foster curiosity and inquiry—and try them out in the classroom as a student teacher.
Accumulate more than 800 hours of field experience by the end of your senior year—almost double the hours recommended by the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. By the time you graduate, you’ll be well equipped to command a classroom of your own as a certified science teacher.
In 2011, Saint Leo’s Education department was named a national finalist for the Distinguished Program in Teacher Education Award. And, according to a recent survey, between 92-98% of school principals who've had a Saint Leo graduate as a first-year teacher at their school report that they'd provide a positive recommendation for rehiring.
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