Science Education - Career Pathways

Science Education

 

What is Science Education?

Science Education is the umbrella for all science courses taught specifically to education majors in addition to all science pedagogy courses. Fredonia education students can be certified in science education at the childhood and adolescence levels through a variety of pathways.

Academic Programs

Note: Students in Childhood/Early Childhood Education programs can choose a science concentration.

What Can I Do with a Science Education Degree?

A degree in Science Education qualifies students for science teaching in a variety of contexts. Depending on the specific degree, graduates may teach science courses in elementary, middle, or high schools. They may also teach at the collegiate level or in informal settings, such as museums, camps, or youth centers.

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Career Outlooks

To explore specific job outlooks, use MyNextMove, the Occupational Outlook Handbook, and MyPlan. Each offers unique insight about the personalities, skills, knowledge, technology, abilities, and educational requirements compatible with a job.

For a more personal approach, use resources like Candid Careers and Glassdoor. Candid Careers hosts thousands of interviews with industry professionals. Glassdoor provides numerous employee reviews from various companies. Both provide great insight into the industry and daily life of a particular career.

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Sample Job Titles

After School Program Coordinator
Biology Teacher
Camp Director
Chemistry Teacher
Curriculum Developer
Earth Science Teacher
Elementary School Teacher

Instructional Planner
Lab Instructor
Middle School Science Teacher
Museum Director
Physics Teacher
Professor
Textbook Author

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Internships and Applied Learning Opportunities  Use FREDNetwork to find professional jobs, internships, student employment and summer job opportunities

Internships foster hands-on learning and skill building. They also help students make connections and network with potential employers. 

You can use FREDNetwork, the CDO’s job and internship database, to find internship (and employment) opportunities! Schedule an appointment with a CDO career counselor for more information and advice.

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Networking

Major-specific activities and student organizations and clubs provide venues to make connections and build strong networks. Depending on personal interests and career goals, students may clubs such as the Teacher Education Club, Physics Club, Early Childhood Education Club, Geology Club, Biology Club, Chemistry Club.

Networks continue to grow through digital groups such as LinkedIn. The CDO’s professional mentoring program, Fredonia Career Connection, is also a great place to find a mentor!

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Professional Associations

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Get Connected

Stay up to date on the Science Education at Fredonia website.

What’s Next?

Not sure about your future? Schedule an appointment
The CDO is here to help you explore opportunities!
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