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. The degree provides the foundational knowledge and integrates practical teaching experience in the classroom to develop effective teachers. Students graduate with a teaching license and Earth Science endorsement and can begin their careers immediately following graduation.
Earth Science Teaching Highlights
Dive into the Earth Sciences with opportunities to engage in active learning in the classroom, lab and outdoor field environments. Learn effective teaching practices and strategies to implement in the classroom based on current research. Gain practical experience in the classroom while supervised by active licensed teachers. Conduct an undergraduate geoscience research project under the supervision of a faculty member.
Participate in the Geology, Applied Environmental Geosciences, or the Sigma Gamma Epsilon (a geology honor society) clubs to connect with EST and other EES majors while exploring Utah’s local geology.
The overall job placement rate for WSU Earth Science Teaching graduates since 2003 is almost 100%.
Beyond the Classroom
Students gain teaching experience by being placed in a classroom with a science teacher for a semester where they have the opportunity to teach, observe and assist in the classroom. Students also conduct an original research project under the supervision of a faculty member which gives them the opportunity to see science in action through field and lab work, data analysis and communication of their results.