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Studying Earth Science Teaching at Weber State

Weber State’s earth science teaching major offers students with a passion for geosciences and teaching the tools to become middle school or junior high school educators.

Earth Science Teaching Highlights

Weber State’s chapter of Sigma Gamma Epsilon, the national honor/pre-professional society for academically successful geosciences students, won a national service award in 2017.

The overall job placement rate for WSU Earth Science Teaching graduates since 2003 is nearly 100%.

Beyond the Classroom

As an earth science teaching major, you can gain practical experience through student teaching. You can also qualify to conduct your own original research with financial backing from Weber State’s Office of Undergraduate Research.

Join Weber State’s Geology Club to meet your peers, network with professionals and spend fall break in Yellowstone.

What You’ll Learn at Weber

Earth science teaching majors learn geoscience concepts and classroom-management skills that prepare you to become passionate and effective science teachers.

You’ll also learn subjects such as:

  • Environmental geosciences
  • Physical geology
  • Meteorology
  • Historical geology
  • Oceanography
  • Geomorphology

What You Can Do After Weber

Career prospects are very strong, because highly qualified science and math teachers are in demand. Graduates are typically offered positions in middle schools or junior high schools, where they may teach seventh- and eighth-grade integrated science or ninth-grade earth science.

Upon graduation, you’ll also be prepared for Weber State’s Master of Education program or graduate studies in geosciences or related fields.

Career & Salary Outlook

The overall job placement rate for WSU earth science teaching graduates since 2003 is nearly 100%.

Common careers for earth science teaching graduates in the U.S. and Utah
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Faculty Perspective

  • Rick Ford

    “Our earth science teaching majors learn the science content and classroom-management skills necessary to become passionate and effective science teachers.”